(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).
Flowers: Bright yellow up to 4 cm in diameter.
Blooming seson: Spring.
Cultivation and propagation: Cheiridopsis is a "winter" grower which are most active from late winter until later spring and heading for summer dormancy, but in favourable growing conditions it keeps going over the summer too and doesn't need particular care. It is relatively easy to grow.
Soil: Requires good drainage as it is prone to root rot.
Watering: Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shriveling, water more abundantly when they are growing in the autumn and spring.
Light: It needs a bright sunny or light shade exposure in winter but keep cool and shaded in summer.
Hardiness: It will take a light frost (hardy to -5°C) if it is in dry soil.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Mesembryanthemum cigarettiferum|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Scientific Name||cheiridopsis cigarettifera|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|