(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Bijlia cana is endemic to South Africa
daisy-like yellow flowers seem to grow out of solid rock, making one wonder how their roots find source of sustenance.
Bijlia dilatata, commonly known as Bijlia cana, is an almost stemless, perennial, mat forming succulent up to 12 cm and more in diameterFlowers are bright yellow, and born on short stalks in winter.
Stems: The plants produce 2-3 short branches in small to large clusters.
Leaves: Fleshy, pale greyish-green, or yellowish tinged with red especially under strong sunlight and when kept dry
Cultivation and Propagation: Bijlia cana is easy to grow. These plants grow on winter rain and were heading for summer dormancy.
Exposure: It needs full sun or light shade.
Watering: Requires little water otherwise its epidermis breaks (resulting in unsightly scars). Bijlia cana should be watered in the fall as new growth appears. The numerous yellow flowers appear in winter. After flowering, decrease watering to prepare it for a rather dry summer rest. Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shrivelling but will generally grow even in summer if given water. Requires good drainage.
Hardiness: The growing period of this plant is from autumn to spring, when it requires a temperature of 10-16°C and a reasonable amount of water. Keep cool and shaded in summer. Hardy to -2°C.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz