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Cactus or succulent
This easy-to-grow succulent forms dense clumps of fleshy, light green leaves with soft toothed margins. Spikes of tubular yellow to orange flowers appear in summer, but rarely in the UK. It is best grown as a houseplant in the UK. Grow in a mixture of loam-based John Innes No 2 compost with additional sand or perlite for increased drainage. Apply a balanced liquid feed during the growing season and reduce watering in the winter. It should be kept at a temperature no lower than 10 degrees C. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.
Plant type: Cactus or succulent
Flower colour: Yellow
Foliage colour: Grey
Sun exposure: Full sun
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: June to August
i have 3 shoots come up 3 weeks ago now they are 3 4 6 inch. Can i divide now, or have to wait Jun to Aug next year
Easy to grow, hard to kill, perfect houseplant! Great to have around for medical 'emergencies' too!
Do I just leave the flower stem after flowering or do I remove it?