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Cephalophyllum alstonii

Red spike

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Cephalophyllum alstonii (Red spike). A low spreading succulent. Leaves are grey green and red flowers are produced in early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Succulent

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for the flowers which are borne after 1 or 2 years.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Propagation

Seed in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may be a problem.

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