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FamilyGERANIACEAE
Genus species var.Pelargonium  sidoides DC. 
SynonymsGeranium sidifolium Thunb.
 Pelargonium sidifolium (Thunb.) R.Knuth
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesLesothoKwaZulu-NatalFree StateSwazilandNorthern Provinces
grassland
Altitude300-2700m
Description leaves in rosette, silvery grey-green, densely velutinoushirsute, cordate, rounded, dentate, petiolate, inflorescence ramose, flowers in 2-4 fascicles of 5-7, petals 5, 12-14mm
Size20-50cm
Colordark reddish purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 21-24°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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