Othonna capensis

Othonna capensis

Photo/Illustration: 
Marilyn Raff
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(Othonna capensis)
Genus:  Othonna
This evergreen, perennial succulent has pudgy, swollen, deep green stems which resemble a pickle, similar to those of the iceplant. Flowers begin as pearl-sized, pale mauve capsules sitting atop succulent 1-inch-high foliage, then open to reveal half-inch-long, yellow daisylike flowers. Blooms appear from mid-spring into fall.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Not a fast spreader, ultimately reaching only 12 inches in diameter. Use in garden beds or containers.
Care:  Good drainage is essential. Water sparingly in winter. Grow in full sun.
Propagation:  Insert basal or semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in late summer.
Problems:  Spider mites and aphids.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Cacti and Succulents

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