Mesemb, Schwantesia, Dolkvygie
Schwantesia borcherdsii

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

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

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.