• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cheiridopsis peculiaris

peculiar cheiridopsis

peculiar cheiridopsis

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  • Other common names peculiar cheiridopsis

  • Family Aizoaceae

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

  • Details C. peculiaris is a succulent perennial, usually unbranched, with broadly triangular-ovate leaves united at the base, and yellow, daisy-like flowers 3cm across in summer

  • Plant range S Afr. (NW Cape)


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Sand


  • Loam


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam

  • pHAlkaline


  • Ultimate height Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread 0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

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 & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning necessary

Pests mealybugs may be a problem under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

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