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Cheiridopsis aspera
Scientific Name: Cheiridopsis aspera L. Bolus
Synonym:
Family: Aizoaceae
Cheiridopsis  aspera
Cheiridopsis aspera at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 25 F (-4 C)

Heat Tolerance: Keep shaded and cool in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (Little Namaqualand, Richtersveld)

Growth Habits: Short stemmed leaf succulent, leaves up to 1.2 inches long (6 cm)

Watering Needs: Cheiridopsis are dormant in summer, keep them drier.

Propagation: Seeds


The name 'aspera' comes from the Latin for 'rough' referring to the numerous raised dots covering the leaves

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