BESCHORNERIA calicola

Compact habit. Red and green flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Rosette-forming with strap-like leaves
  • Height
    30cm (12in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • 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

BESCHORNERIA calicola

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Requires very sharp drainage to prevent the roots becoming over-wet
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects
    Place of origin
    Mexico
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Sharply drained and humus-rich
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Beschorneria - Growing Guide

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