• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs only occasional water.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clump forming rosettes reach less than 1 ft. tall and 1 to 2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Clump forming rosettes reach less than 1 ft. tall and 1 to 2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Orange
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary
    Companion PlantsAgave (Agave); Yarrow (Yarrow); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Yellow Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers loamy, sandy soil with plenty of drainage. Flowers best in full sun. Can withstand long periods of drought. Water weekly to occasionally during summer months, less often during cool season, allowing the soil to become slightly dry between intervals. Benefits from a gravel mulch. Fertilize sparingly.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Needs only occasional water.

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