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BESCHORNERIA yuccoides 'Flamingo Glow'

Variegated yellow and grey-green strap-shaped leaves

 

  • Evergreen - compact rosettes of lance-shaped, fleshy leaves 50cm (20in), or more, long
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - bracts flamingo-pink and mauve
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Succulent - perennial succulent
  • 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 - Architectural interest -
  • Good to know - requires very sharp drainage to avoud roots becoming over-wet. Suitable for a large pot
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects
  • Place of origin - Mexico
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - 1-1.5m (3-5ft) long
  • Tubular - 7cm (3in) or more long with spreading lobes
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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