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A picture of a Xeronema callistemon

Xeronema callistemon

Xeronema callistemon

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

75cm

Min

Flowering

Xeronema callistemon Overview

The beautiful flowers of this perennial are among the rarest in the world. The flowers are a vivid red in colour, and are held horizontally to provide a perch for the honey-eating birds that pollinate them.

How to propagate Xeronema callistemon

Seed

They can be grown from seeds.

Division

Careful division.

Other uses of Xeronema callistemon

Grown for their flowers.