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Other common names
cleftstone mimicry plant
Pleiospilos are small, stemless, succulent perennials mostly with one or two pairs of very fleshy, grey-green leaves united at the base, and daisy-like yellow or orange flowers, sometimes coconut-scented, in late summer and autumn
P. nelii is a succulent perennial with paired, hemispherical grey-green leaves to 8cm long, and daisy-like, pink-flushed, orange flowers 7cm across in late summer
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Under glass, grow in standard cactus compost in full light. From early summer to late autumn water sparingly but regularly and apply a low nitrogen liquid fertiliser every 4-6 weeks. Keep dry at all other times
Propagate by seed at 19-24°C (66-75°F) or detach offsets, from late spring to summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Vulnerable to aphids while flowering
Generally disease free
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