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

Frost Tolerance: Take some light frost for a short period.

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)

Growth Habits: Leaf succulent rosettes, up to 4 inches tall (10 cm), leaves up to 1.4 inches long (3.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Orthopterum is summer growing, keep it drier in winter.

Propagation: Offsets, seeds

The species name coeganum comes from the location where it is mostly encountered: Coega Kop, an ancient quartz outcrop close to the Coega River estuary

Blooming Habits:
Orthopterum blooms in the fall, at the end of its growing period. It bears golden flowers, up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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