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Argyroderma testiculare

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Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Argyroderma (ar-gy-ro-DERM-uh) (Info)
Species: testiculare

Synonym:Mesembryanthemum testiculare
Synonym:Argyroderma carinatum
Synonym:Mesembryanthemum testiculatum

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
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 seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
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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Neutral HydroPinke On Aug 17, 2011, HydroPinke from Burien, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I bought this plant b\c of its hilarious latin name. I kept it alive for about a year. I want another one though.



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