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PlantFiles: Tugwell's Vygie
Bijlia tugwelliae

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Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bijlia (BEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: tugwelliae (tug-WELL-ee-ay) (Info)

Synonym:Cylindrophyllum tugwelliae

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Category:
Groundcovers
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 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Succulent
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
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 woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
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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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Feb 14, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Marginal in zone 9b, but usually does OK... one of the more attractive iceplants from S Africa. this one has pale tan to white flowers, but nicely clumping, relatively stiff, upright, finger-like tubular leaves of blue-green.

Regional...

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

Los Angeles, California



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