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Drosanthemum speciosum

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  • Drosanthemum speciosum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Drosanthemum speciosum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & June
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange red
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Drosanthemum speciosum. In summer this species features orange-red, daisy-like flowers up to 5cm across. Its has tiny pale green, cylindrical leaves with blunt tips. The plant measures 50cm in height and 1m across.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Succulent

Origin

W.Cape

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers in summer.

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  • Drosanthemum speciosum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Drosanthemum speciosum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings in spring or summer and replace plants about every 3 years.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to aphids

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