5 years to reach maturity
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Catherine Wheel Overview
Erepsia pillansii is a small succulent shrub species in the Aizoaceae family. It is endemic to the Western Cape of South Africa where it's found in the Piketberg Mountains. This plant grows best in full sunlight and sandy soil on the acidic side of the pH scale. It has an upright habit and produces showy, flattened flowers with white centres, these measure between 30-60mm across and appear in the spring. The distinctive petals are spoon-shaped, coloured white at the base and vibrant magenta at the tips. It typically grows to around 80cm tall, producing blue-green, stocky, curved leaves measuring approximately 5mm in length. Leaves are produced on red-brown stems, which measure between 4-8mm in diameter. This species is reported to flower intensely following fires.
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Best grown indoors in temperate climates.