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PlantFiles: Othonna
Othonna cakilefolia

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Othonna (oh-THON-uh) (Info)
Species: cakilefolia (kah-kil-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Othonna spec. Spektakel-Pass

Category:
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral CactusJordi On Aug 27, 2008, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

A geophyte. Dormant from about May to December.
Years ago my first plant grew its tuberous root through the drainage hole of its pot into the ground below. During summer I moved the pot and broke the root. Next year in winter it grew out of the ground and in the pot!
It seems to be self-fertile.

Jordi

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bostonia, California



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