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Carruanthus ringens
Scientific Name: Carruanthus ringens (L.) Boom
Synonym: Mesembryanthemum ringens, Mesembryanthemum caninum, Carruanthus caninus, Bergeranthus caninus
Family: Aizoaceae
Carruanthus  ringens
Carruanthus ringens at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F (-2C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: South Africa (Little Karoo: Ladismith, Uniondale)

Growth Habits: Crowded succulent leaves, each up to 2.4 inches long (6 cm)

Watering Needs: Opportunistic grower, light water in summer and the rest of the time when it is not growing

Propagation: Seed, cuttings

Although Carruanthus caninus (Picture 2) is generally included in this species, it is different looking enough from C. ringens that it can still be found under its old name.

Carruanthus caninus

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers with a reddish tinge on the outside petals, 2 inches in diameter (5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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