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Cheiridopsis peculiaris

peculiar cheiridopsis

A succulent perennial, usually unbranched, with broadly triangular-ovate leaves united at the base, and yellow, daisy-like flowers 3cm across in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring
Summer Yellow
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Aizoaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Cheiridopsis are small succulent perennials forming clumps of paired, fleshy leaves, with solitary daisy-like flowers in summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
S Africa (NW Cape)

How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in a mix of 2 parts each loam and sharp sand and 1 part leaf mould, in full light. Provide low humidity. Water sparingly from summer to mid-autumn, applying a dilute, low nitrogen fertiliser at the beginning and end of this period; keep completely dry at other times.

Propagation

Propagate by seed at 19-24°C (66-75°F) or root stem cuttings in late spring or early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs under glass

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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