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Lampranthus aurantiacus
Cactus and succulent plants | Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Lampranthus aurantiacus

Synonyms -

Popular names - bush ice.

Distribution and Habitat - originally from South Africa.

Description - succulent species, perennial. Stems erect becoming prostrate with time, 30-45 cm long. Leaves evergreen, semi-cylindrical, green-glauca, 3 cm long. Yellow or orange flowers, 5 cm long. Fruit capsule.

Growth rate - Moderate.

Tolerances - can tolerate temperatures to -7 ° C when dried.

Requirements - well-drained soils, sunny exhibitions.

Propagation - by cuttings and seeds. Seedlings 8-10 cm in early spring, is held to dry for three days after which the cut is given with a pinch rizogen which favor the formation of roots and put into the ground with sand juicy.

Cultivars - & lsquo; Glaucus' with bright yellow flowers;

'Gold Nugget' with orange flowers;

'Sunman' with golden-yellow flowers.

Properties and Uses - used as an ornamental species for rocarii.

Curiosity - Lampranthus derived from Greek, meaning bright, and 'Anthem' = flower.

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