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PlantFiles: Huernia
Huernia pillansii

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Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Huernia (hew-ERN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: pillansii (pil-AN-see-eye) (Info)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

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

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive smurfwv On Sep 25, 2010, smurfwv from Cabin Creek, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

Please note the top 2 photos on the right of this page is not huernia pilansii, that is huernia schnideriana.

Positive IslandJim On Oct 10, 2004, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Another nice Huernia. As I tried to write in my picture caption, but ran out of room, the flowers are so small they often go unnoticed. But it is a profuse bloomer. Lots of small purple flowers.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Milton, Florida
Venice, Florida
San Antonio, Texas
Webster, Texas
Cabin Creek, West Virginia



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