Mesembryanthemum tortuosum

Sceletium - Mesembryanthemum tortuosum
Sceletium - Mesembryanthemum tortuosum
Sceletium - Mesembryanthemum tortuosum

Common names: sceletium, Namaqua skeletonfig, tortoise fig (English); kanna, tandtrekbos (Khoi); kougoed, kanna (Afrikaans). 
Botanical name: Mesembryanthemum tortuosum
Previously known as: Sceletium tortuosum

Mesembryanthemum tortuosum, commonly known as sceletium or kanna, is a small, creeping succulent. Flowers at midday.  The leaves are traditionally fermented and used to address anxiety and stress. With a lifespan of 3 to 5 years, it thrives potted on sunny windowsills, requiring porous soil during active growth in autumn, winter, and spring, followed by a summer rest period.

Uses & Benefits: pot plant

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Family: Aizoaceae
Type: ground cover, succulent
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