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Tugwell's Vygie
Bijlia tugwelliae

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

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

Regional

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

Los Angeles, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.