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Bit tender, need a sheltered spot (unless you're up north, when you'll probably have to move them inside somewhere for the winter), like sun, irritant sap.

22 Mar, 2010


Lots of sun and heat! We grow them right out in full sun here in the desert. A south facing wall may be necessary to bring out the bloom in the UK. Some varieties are going to be too frost tender to be left outside in winter, even in the south. These include 'Sister Agnes', 'Petite Pink', and 'Petite Salmon', maybe some others I don't know the names of. The hardiest one is 'Little Red', which can take temperatures down to -12 deg. C, but has a tendency to bloom only once a year. They like to dry out a little bit between waterings, but they use water more quickly than succulents--water more often than Dracaenas, but less often than ferns. They're not picky about food, but a moderately high phosphate (15-30-15) will help bring out the bloom. Narrow-leaved kinds, such as 'Little Red' and 'Mrs. Roeding' need a definite winter dormancy to trigger bloom--they may need to be in a cool greenhouse in the winter. Remember that all parts are poisonous if ingested, enough to make an adult ill, possibly fatal to a small child or pet.

23 Mar, 2010

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