This genus contains 50 perennial succulent species native to Africa, Angola, Nambia, South America and Zimbabwe. New growth may arise from below the ground or plants may have scale-like stems that drop off. Yellow green summer flowers are diurnal and cupped. Grow in poor, well-drained soil in full sun.
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Size:Height: 3 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 1.5 ft. to 1.5 ft.
Plant Category:cacti and other succulents,
Plant Characteristics:low maintenance,
Foliage Characteristics:medium leaves, evergreen,
Bloomtime Range: Early Summer to Late Summer
USDA Hardiness Zone:10 to 11
AHS Heat Zone:Not defined for this plant
Light Range:Sun to Sun
pH Range:7 to 6
Soil Range:Sand to Some Sand
Water Range:Semi-Arid to Semi-Arid
LightConditions : Sun
Sun is defined as the continuous, direct, exposure to 6 hours (or more) of sunlight per day.
Conditions : Full Sun
Full Sun is defined as exposure to more than 6 hours of continuous, direct sun per day.
WateringConditions : Dry
Dry is defined as an area that regularly receives water, but is fast draining. This results in a soil that is often dry to a depth of 18 inches.
Conditions : Dry Plants
Dry plants do not tolerate water logged soils and require very little water. Many cacti and succulents fall into this group. Water only when soil becomes completely dry. When watering, do so slowly for a long period of time so that topsoil does not wash away and so that soil has ample time to become moist enough to accept water. It is much better to water for a long time and less frequently allowing soil to dry out completely between waterings.
PlantingHow-to : Planting Perennials
Determine appropriate perennials for your garden by considering sun and shade through the day, exposure, water requirements, climate, soil makeup, seasonal color desired, and position of other garden plants and trees.
To plant seedlings: A number of perennials produce self-sown seedlings that can be transplanted. You may also start your own seedling bed for transplanting. Prepare suitable planting holes, spacing appropriately for plant development. Gently lift the seedling and as much surrounding soil as possible with your garden trowel, and replant it immediately, firming soil with fingertips and water well. Shade from direct sun and water regularly until stable.
How-to : Repot
Now is the right time to repot.