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Cerochlamys pachyphylla
Scientific Name: Cerochlamys pachyphylla (L. Bol.) L. Bolus
Synonym:
Family: Aizoaceae
Cerochlamys  pachyphylla Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in summer, protect from excessive heat in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Little Karoo, South Africa

Growth Habits: Leaf succulent, up to 4 inches tall (10 cm)

Watering Needs: Will generally grow even in summer if given water.

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings


The thick leaves of the Cerochlamys are coated with wax.

Cerochlamys  pachyphylla

Cultural Practices:
Cerochlamys is a winter grower. In summer it is generally dormant, do not overwater.

Blooming Habits:
The flowers come in January, February. They are normally purple, the variety 'albiflora' has white flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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