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Conicosia pugioniformis

Pronunciation: Kon-ik-koh-see-uh pew-jee-on-if-form-iss
Family: Aizoaceae
Common Name: Narrow-leaf ice plant, pig-root
Plant Type:
  • perennial
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 16"
Width to: 12"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 60 to 50ºF ZONE 12
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Conicosia pugioniformis bear glistening bright yellow, daisy like flowers, 3" across
Soil Type: Prefer humus rich, not too fertile, well drained soil
Pests and Diseases: Aphids may be a problem
Propagation: Sow conicosia pugioniformis seed at 70f in midspring
Native to: South africa
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification: Conicosia pugioniformis is a perennial succulent with stems to 12" long. These are crowned by 3 angled, grayish-green leaves, to 8" long, with grooved upper surfaces, reddish green at the bases. Care: when grown indoors, grow in a mix of 2 parts each loam and sharp sand and one part leaf mold, in full light and low humidity. At the beginning of the growing season, apply a balanced liquid fertilizer. Water moderately from early summer to autumn, and keep completely dry at other times of the year. ~ conicosia capensis and conicosia pugioniformis are often listed as the same plant, but according to the american horticulture society, they are in fact separate species that differ not only in size, but by leaf and flower color as well. pin it
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Succulents
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