• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; foliage forms rosette 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Succulent Foliage
    Blooms:
    Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee jem-in-ih-FLOR-uh
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:13, 20 - 29
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; foliage forms rosette 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Yarrow (Achillea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Agastache (Agastache);
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun in cool coastal areas; shelter from harsh afternoon sun and reflected heat in hot summer areas. Drought tolerant once established, but looks best with periodic water in extreme heat. The mother plant declines after flowering; younger rosettes will perpetuate the plant.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    The species name 'geminiflora' comes from the Latin word twin-flowered, referring to the yellow flowers that are arranged in pairs along the stem.

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