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PlantFiles: Bergeranthus
Bergeranthus katbergensis

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bergeranthus (ber-ger-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: katbergensis

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive newtonsthirdlaw On May 22, 2011, newtonsthirdlaw from Arlington, TX wrote:

This is my first year growing this plant but so far it seems quite adaptable. Flowers off and on over a long period and so far doesn't mind the heat. A C & S member from SA corrected the spelling of the name. It should be: Bergeranthus katbergensis

Glad to see they corrected the name.


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

Arlington, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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