"Welwitschia" Top 5 Page for this destination Plants - Welwitschia, Quiver trees, Baobab Tip by diageva

by diageva

Strange plant of little beauty but of long life and that is only find at Namib desert.

The male is the one that have flower, and the female one has large cones, so It is easy to separate female and male plants. They get up to 500 - 600 years old, but some of them ar of about 2000 years.

They are able to survive without water cause they are able to get it from the fog through its leaves and from there to the rest of the plant. They open under the fog and closes during the hot day so no water is evaporate.

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  • Updated Oct 24, 2004
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