• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cheiridopsis peculiaris

Peculiar cheiridopsis

Peculiar cheiridopsis

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Peculiar cheiridopsis

  • Genus Cheiridopsis are small succulent perennials forming clumps of paired, fleshy leaves, with solitary daisy-like flowers in summer

  • Family Aizoaceae / Aizoaceae

  • Species C. peculiaris is a succulent perennial, usually unbranched, with broadly triangular-ovate leaves united at the base, and yellow, daisy-like flowers 3cm across in summer

  • Plant range S Afr. (NW Cape)

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam

  • pHAlkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread

    0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Under glass, grow in a mix of 2 parts each loam and sharp sand and 1 part leaf mould, in full light. Provide low humidity. Water sparingly from summer to mid-autumn, applying a dilute, low nitrogen fertiliser at the beginning and end of this period; keep completely dry at other times.

Propagation Propagate by seed at 19-24 �C (66-75�F) or root stem cuttings in late spring or early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning necessary

Pests mealybugs may be a problem under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

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