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Calibanus hookeri Plants

Calibanus hookeri Plants

Calibanus hookeri is a fascinating looking caudiciform plant from the deserts of northern Mexico, in the states of Hidalgo, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi. This evergreen succulent, which looks somewhat like a trunk-less Beaucarnea, produces long perennial grasslike silver-blue leaves that emerge from a woody caudex, which reaches 1-2 feet in diameter over time. These stiff leaves are upright in the center of the plant and then arch down as they mature.

Calibanus hookeri is named for Shakespeare's monster, Caliban. This plant is shown off best in a large pot with its caudex exposed at least halfway. Since it grows in a dry mountainous habitat, and only gets abundant water during short annual growing period Calibanus hookeri is very drought tolerant. It can also handle temperatures ranging from over 100 F down to below 10 degrees F, and can handle light shade to full sun.

Calibanus hookeri 6-7 Inch Caudex Plants

Calibanus hookeri 8-9 Inch Caudex Plants



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You’ll notice we list and price cycads by their caudex size (diameter in inches). The caudex is a cycad’s woody, bulblike trunk. Caudex diameter is a good measure of a cycad's age. The chart below can give you a rough idea of how this translates to pot size.

Caudex Size
Container Size
Up to 1 Inch 1-2 Gallon
1 Inch to 3 Inch 3-5 Gallon
3 Inches to 7 Inches 15 Gallon
7 Inches and Up 24 Inch Box


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