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Hex River Cliff Mesemb

Roosia lucilleae

Also known as

Heksrivier Kransvygie

Full Sun
Moderate care
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Hex River Cliff Mesemb Overview

One of two species belonging to the genus Roosia, endemic to sheer, quarzitic, sandstone cliff-faces in the heart of the winter-rainfall region of South Africa. It is small, branched, shrubby, leaf succulent recognized at once by its large, pink flowers with spreading, narrow petals and a fruiting capsules without cell lids, and seed that is dispersed by wind. The floral petals remain for some time, resembling a mop-head. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Special features of Hex River Cliff Mesemb

Pot plant

Attracts bees