Huernia

Huernia confusa

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Huernia (hew-ERN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: confusa (kon-FEW-suh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Venice, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 27, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- Huernia confusa is a tough little plant. My plant is about 20 years old and has bounced around from location to location, not particularly happy with any of them. It's present location is in filtered shade under a dwarf Jerusalem sage, with once-a-month summer water, which seems to make it moderately happy. However, a cutting from this plant was put into a new location in spring 2014, with quite a bit of mid-day sun but complete afternoon shade and every-other-week summer water. It is quite happy and is now almost as big as the parental plant.

Positive

On Oct 10, 2004, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice little plant with a striking flower. Easy to see why it has the common name Lifesaver Plant--it looks like someone stuck a cherry lifesaver right in the center of the flower. I've had this plant for 3 years, and it bloomed for the first time this year.

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