Pelargonium reniforme

Pelargonium reniforme
Pelargonium reniforme

Common names: kidney-leaved pelargonium (English). 
Botanical name: Pelargonium reniforme

The kidney-leaved pelargonium, Pelargonium reniforme, is a showy plant with pink to magenta flowers and kidney-shaped leaves. It is native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where it grows in dry flats that are prone to fires. It has tuberous roots that store water and nutrients, and coiled awns that help disperse its seeds. It is a valuable medicinal plant that has been used traditionally to treat various ailments, especially those related to the stomach and liver. It is easy to propagate from cuttings or seeds, and prefers a sunny spot with well-drained, sandy soil.

Uses & Benefits: aromatic, medicine, pot plant

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Family: Geraniaceae
Type: ground cover
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