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Othonna capensis

Othonna capensis

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 CharacteristicsNot a fast spreader, ultimately reaching only 12 inches in diameter. Use in garden beds or containers.

CareGood drainage is essential. Water sparingly in winter. Grow in full sun.

PropagationInsert basal or semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in late summer.

ProblemsSpider mites and aphids.

  • Genus : Othonna
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Cacti and Succulents
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Bloom Time : Spring, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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