(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).
Common names: Lobster Claws
Flowers: cream to pale yellow (but also yellow, orange or white).
Blooming season: Late winter. The flowers open during the afternoon and are pollinated by bees.
Cultivation and Propagation: The Cheiridopsis denticulata is a "winter" grower which is most active from late winter until later spring and heading for summer dormancy, but in favorable growing conditions it keeps going over the summer too and doesn't need particular care.
Watering: Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shriveling or spray them with a fine mist from time to time, 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 prefers a very bright situation and will take a light frost (Hardy to -5°C) if it is in dry soil. USDA zones 9A – 11.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz