This plant has a mild fragrance
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Succulent plant from very dry areas and traditionally used by the Bushman people to suppress hunger. The chemical was isolated by the WNNR and are manufactored to supply the pharmaceutical companies. Since 2002 a portion of sales provide funds going towards develpoment of the Bushman tribes.
Common problems with Bitterghaap
Relative pest and disease free - do not over water!
How to harvest Bitterghaap
Pick pieces of the plant and nibble on the juicy stems. It suppress appetite!
How to propagate Bitterghaap
Break off a piece of stem at the base with a few roots attached and allow to dry for a few weeks before planting into sandy soil mix.
Break off a piece of stem and allow to dry for a few weeks before planting into sandy soil mix.
Grafting in spring or summer.
Special features of Bitterghaap
Other uses of Bitterghaap
Greenhouse, indoors, ornamental