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PlantFiles: Mesemb, Schwantesia, Dolkvygie
Schwantesia borcherdsii

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Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Schwantesia (shwan-TEZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: borcherdsii

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 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
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Silver/Gray
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive albleroy On Feb 3, 2005, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:

plant flowers normaly during december/january. Leaves are glaucous, with distinctive granular surface. Very nice effect!!. The flowers reach a diam of obout 4cm. Originaly from district of Upington (Northern Cape), in the Karoo vegetation.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona



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