Gibbaeum pubescens

Gibbaeum pubescens
Gibbaeum pubescens
Gibbaeum pubescens

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Botanical name: Gibbaeum pubescens

Gibbaeum pubescens, also known as shark beak, is a small succulent plant from South Africa. It has pairs of unequal leaves covered with silvery hairs that resemble the beak of a shark. It produces white flowers with magenta petals in late winter and spring. Gibbaeum pubescens is grown as an ornamental plant in rock gardens and pots. It needs well-drained soil, full sun, and little water in summer.

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Family: Aizoaceae
Type: succulent
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