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Cactus Succulent

Hereroa glenensis

Glen bergeranthus

A compact, mat-forming succulent with fleshy, canoe-shaped grey green leaves. Produces fragrant, daisy-like yellow flowers with orange buds in summer, flowers open later in the day to avoid the midday heat.

Other common names
Glen bergeranthus
Synonyms
Bergeranthus glenensis

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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
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Yellow Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Aizoaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Name status

Correct

Plant range
South Africa

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in frost-prone areas, in a cactus potting mix in full light with low humidity. Water moderately and keep almost dry in winter. In warmer areas, grow outdoors in sharply drained soil in full sun, and protect from excessive wet. See houseplant cacti and succulent cultivation for more advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 21-24°C (70-75°F) in spring, or by division, separating offsets in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Houseplants
  • Rock garden
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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