Conophytum

Conophytum ectypum subsp. brownii

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Conophytum (koh-no-FY-tum) (Info)
Species: ectypum subsp. brownii

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Variegated

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

This plant is fire-retardant

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

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:

Bonsall, California

Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 6, 2008, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

The plant flower is rarely wholly yellow. Its flower color varies from normally bicolor pink and white, very rarely orange and red.with yellow throat. Never white flower.

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