Cyphostemma juttae

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A Cyphostemma with thick, peeling caudex. . Big, succulent, fleshy leaves with clusters of red flowers and berries throughout the growing season. Deciduous foliage. Cyphostemma are members of the grape family but are not edible. 4" pots

This plant, just like other members of the family, forms small nodules underneath the leaves on occasion called "cystoliths." Many people scrape these off thinking they are eggs from a pest. Please don't! They are actually mineralized nodules that help disperse light to the darker areas of the leaves shaded by its other leaves- which is why they are usually seen on the undersides of the leaf.