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Avonia quinaria

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Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Avonia (a-VON-ee-a) (Info)
Species: quinaria (kwin-AIR-ee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Anacampseros quinaria

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 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:
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Trothe On May 12, 2012, Trothe from Catalina Foothills, AZ wrote:

This plant is so adorable. It grows well in Tucson, given some shade and frost protection.

Neutral CactusJordi On Aug 28, 2008, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

What Palmbob is calling 'angular leaves' are actually thin angular stems covered by minute (1-2 mm!) triangular silvery white and papery 'leaves'.

Jordi

Positive palmbob On Apr 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Slow growing short (1" tall) stacked piles of angular leaves all on a short caudiciform woody base. South African native.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
San Francisco, California



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