This plant has no fragrance
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Bushman's Candle Overview
Sarcocaulon is a genus of about 15 species of freely branching deciduous, succulent perennials. S. camdeboense is a semi-erect shrublet, up to 40cm tall. Sarcocaulon are sought after by succulent lovers and collectors. The common name comes from the fleshy branches that are covered with wax and are flammable, even when wet! It have been used as kindling to light fires.
Common problems with Bushman's Candle
Generally problem free
How to harvest Bushman's Candle
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Bushman's Candle
Sow seed as soon as ripe, just under surface of soil, mix should be sandy with some added bone meal.
Special features of Bushman's Candle
Other uses of Bushman's Candle
As the name suggests, it can be used as a candle - it will light even when wet!