Commonly known as Anchor plant

Well-armed curiosity with succulent-like modified branches.

Genus of 5 species of deciduous shrubs from hillside scrub in temperate South America.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
    And deciduous shrubs.
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Will grow outside in milder locations This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
    Loam based potting, full light and good ventilation.
  • Against a wall
    Against a warm wall or in a sheltered shrub border.
  • Full sun
    Open site - shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin
    South America.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
Colletia - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of COLLETIA

COLLETIA hystrix

COLLETIA hystrix

Anchor plant

(armata) - stout spines and small white pitcher-shaped flowers

£17.50 each 
COLLETIA paradoxa

COLLETIA paradoxa

Anchor plant

(cruciata) - flat triangular spines, white flowers, slow growing

£17.50 each 
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