Huernia
Huernia kennedyana

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Huernia (hew-ERN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: kennedyana (ken-nee-dee-AH-hun) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

San Diego, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 20, 2010, Whitepointer19 from Elizabeth, IN wrote:

This is on of my favorite Huernia. Quite easy to grown and responds well to decent mixture of cacti/regular mix with packing sand and bone meal.Grows rather rapidly and flowers from new growth.I keep mine in a spot that allows them full sun in the later part of the afternoon as the temp is not so hostile.I water thouroughly weekly or every two weeks in the growing season.

Positive

On Oct 23, 2006, franj from Tucson, AZ wrote:

An easy plant to grow, it spreads like a mat in the pot. Also easy to propagate from cuttings. Stems can turn purple and bluish in strong light. Blooms in October in Arizona if given enough light during the growing season. Mine are in light shade spring through late summer, at which time I acclimatize them to some full sun to encourage flowering. Flowers have interesting finger like projections inside them.