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  Cheiridopsis herrei CACTUSPEDIA       

 


It is notable for its show of long-lasting bright yellow flowers. Blooms from autumn to early winter.
 

Description: Cheridopsis herrei is a small cushion forming leaf succulent.
Stems: Very short with only 2 or 4 leaves.
Leaves: Pale grey with many dots each up 2 cm long.
Flowers: Yellow, up to 6 cm in diameter.
Blooming season: Autumn.
Remarks: Cheiridopsis are dormant in summer.
 

Cultivation: Cheiridopsis is easy to grow. These plants grow on winter rain and were heading for summer dormancy. Requires little water otherwise its epidermis breaks (resulting in unsightly scars). Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shrivelling but will generally grow even in summer if given water. Requires good drainage. Keep cool and shaded in summer, need full sun or light shade. Hardy to -2C

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings


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Family: Mesebrianthemaceae (Aizoaceae)

Scientific name:  Cheiridopsis herrei L.Bolus

Origin:  Little Namaqualand, South Africa

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

 

 



Flowers are pure yellow daisy-like and appear in Autumn.



 

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