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PlantFiles: Elkhorn Plant
Rhombophyllum dolabriforme

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhombophyllum (rom-bo-FIL-lum) (Info)
Species: dolabriforme (doh-la-brih-FOR-me) (Info)

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Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
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 pk2dave On Dec 6, 2010, pk2dave from Pensacola, FL wrote:

I think that this plant likes to go into a growing stage about right now (december 6). In summer, it just vegetates. I've had this one for almost four years, and it has done the same for the last three.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Carlsbad, California
Clayton, California
Pensacola, Florida

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