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PlantFiles: Cistanthe
Cistanthe guadalupensis

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Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Cistanthe (sis-TAN-thee) (Info)
Species: guadalupensis (gwa-da-loo-PEN-sis) (Info)

Synonym:Talinum guadalupense

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Category:
Perennials
Shrubs
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
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:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is fire-retardant
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

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:

Indigenous to the island Guadalupe off Ensenada, BCN.
It is prone to rot easily by watering. Don't water at all in summer and during winter only very rarely.

Jordi


Regional...

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

Bostonia, California



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