Basic Info

Xerosicyos Danguyi is also commonly known as the ‘Silver Dollar Vine’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 50 cm (20″) tall. The main feature of the plant are the strangely shaped green leaves that grow from an erected stem. When it flowers you can expect yellow to greenish flowers.

Scientific Classification

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Zanonieae
Tribe: Zanoniinae
Genus: Xerosicyos

Care and Propagation Information


Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Silver Dollar Vine healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine’

This succulent type is a rare one which blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy yellow to greenish flowers. It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.

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Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine’

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Where to Plant

Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a-11b which is around -3.9 °C (25 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Silver Dollar Vine in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).

How to Propagate Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine’

Silver Dollar Vine can be propagated by seeds and cuttings. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine’

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Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine

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Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine’

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How to Propagate Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine’ From Cuttings

When propagating Silver Dollar Vine from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

How to Propagate Xerosicyos Danguyi ‘Silver Dollar Vine’ Using Seeds

This succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.

Origin and Habitat

Silver Dollar Vine is native to Madagascar.