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A hardy and low maintenance succulent with blue green pointed leaves with attractive red brown edging. It grows in a dense suckering clump and is perfect for low water gardens as it is very drought tolerant. It will grow in full sun to part shade, and the brighter the light, the more bright the foliage colour.
Propagation is from leaf cuttings and sten cuttings, which shouild be allowed to dry out before planting.
Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres
Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: dry, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.1-7.5
Rot in over wet conditions
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.