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BESCHORNERIA albiflora

A trunk forming species which produces a bright arching red flower stalk with a multitude of tubular light green flowers

Large £22.50 each

  • Evergreen - rosette of strap-like leaves 8cm (3in) wide to 1m (39in) long
  • Green - light green flowers on red flower stalks
  • Height - 1.8m (6ft)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Succulent - perennial succulent which slowly forms a trunk-like stem
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F) - under glass use standard cactus compost in full light
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - requires very sharp drainage to avoid roots becoming over-wet. Remove dead flowering spike and await replacements (pups)
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects
  • Place of origin - Mexico
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - sharply-drained and humus-rich
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1.8m (6ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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