Crassothonna cacalioides

Water Needs

low

Crassothonna cacalioides
Succulent; Groundcover
Othonna

10 cm x 60 cm

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

Moderate<

Flowers

Yellow; spring summer autumn winter

Sun, semi-shade; rockery; paving; roof gardens; walls; slope bank; wildlife bees butterflies insects

Garden Situation

Habitat

cliffs; fynbos; coastal eastern cape; urban streets

Region

thicket; western cape

Rain Season

Summer; winter

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Description

Crassothonna cacalioides, previously Othonna carnosa, is a spreading, ground-hugging succulent with small yellow flowers held above the leaves on slender stalks. Flowering is mainly from April to October but often has flowers through the year. The slender, cylindrical grey-green foliage makes a most attractive cover, and this little plant provides effective and rapid cover on large, dry banks. Use it to wash over rocks in a sunny rockery, and provide a water wise pairing with aloes and other succulents. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and other insects. Info suggests a name change to: Crassothonna cacalioides

Crassothonna cacalioides
Crassothonna cacalioides
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