Fat & Swollen Trunks, Or Aboveground Root Systems
Caudex plants are well known for their swollen stems and/or trunks situated above the soil surface. Most varieties hail from regions found in Mexico and Africa. Their distinctive structure is their survival mechanism, which enables them to store water when it is plentiful to survive periods of severe drought. They are often easy to grow and make great plants for beginners just getting rooted in their hobbies.