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Edithcolea grandis is a member of Apocynaceae family, the same family that Hoodia gordonii, Stapelias, and numerous relatives belong to. The plants occur in eastern tropical Africa namely Ethiopia,Somalia,Kenya,Tanzania and Socotra Island.

Edithcolea grandis is relatively easy to grow if protected against frost. Ample water should be given during hot weather.

The flowers of Edithcolea grandis are exceptionally beautiful.

Similar to other members of the family the stems sometimes rot. Fortunately new roots easily appear on the secondary stems that crawl on the soil surface.

Edithcolea grandisEdithcolea grandis flowering in cultivation.