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Cheiridopsis cigarettifera
Scientific Name: Cheiridopsis cigarettifera (Berger) N.E. Br.
Synonym: Mesembryanthemum cigarettiferum, Mesembryanthemum vescum, Cheiridopsis duplessii
Family: Aizoaceae
Cheiridopsis  cigarettifera Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-3C)

Heat Tolerance: Keep shaded and cool in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (Namaqualand)

Growth Habits: Mat forming stemless succulent, leaves are up to 1.5 inches long (4 cm)

Watering Needs: Opportunistic grower


Cheiridopsis have a unique leaf structure. The outside leaves have a different shape and form a sheath around the inner leaves.

Blooming Habits:
The Cheiridopsis cigarettifera has bright yellow flowers, 1.5 inches in diameter (4 cm), in the spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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