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Argyroderma delaetii
Scientific Name: Argyroderma delaetii Maass
Synonym: Argyroderma speciosum, Argyroderma leucanthum, Argyroderma longipes, Argyroderma splendens, Argyroderma planum, Argyroderma lesliei, Argyroderma productum, Argyroderma reniforme, Argyroderma schuldtii, Argyroderma brevitubum, Argyroderma roseum, Argyroderma aureum, Argyroderma concinnum, Argyroderma australe, Argyroderma blandum, Argyroderma boreale, Argyroderma citrinum, Argyroderma densipetalum, Argyroderma formosum, Argyroderma gregarium, Argyroderma latifolium
Family: Aizoaceae
Argyroderma  delaetii
Argyroderma delaetii at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 30F (-1C) for very short period

Heat Tolerance: Keep cool and shaded in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (Knersvlakte, Little Namaqualand)

Growth Habits:

Watering Needs: Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shriveling. Requires good drainage


Winter grower

Argyroderma delaetii at Holly Gate Nursery (Photo Terry Hewitt)

Blooming Habits:
The flower color is quite variable in this species, even in the same population. Purple and white are the most common, but Argyroderma delaetii also exists in several shades of yellow.

Fruiting Habits:

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