Hypseocharis

Hypseocharis is a genus of 8 species in the Geraniaceae family. All eight species are native to Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Only two species, H. pimpinellifolia and H. biloba appears to be in cultivation.


Hypseocharis pimpinellifolia is native to Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. It is a summer-growing plant, blooming from mid-summer to autumn, and going completely dormant in winter. In cultivation, this species is prone to rotting if the tubers get watered during their dormancy. However, they like a lot of water during growth and benefit from periodic fertilization. Plants produce large tubers and can quickly outgrow their pots. It takes 2-3 years to bloom these plants from seeds. Seeds can only be made through out-crossing with a different clone. The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen. Photo 6 shows a large tuber that is four years old.

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