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Umbilicus

Umbilicus spp.

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Umbilicus

A close up of a Umbilicus plant growing from a wall
A close up of some Umbilicus flowers
A red Umbilicus plant
A close up of some yellow Umbilicus flowers on a plant

Umbilicus Overview

Umbilicus is a genus containing roughly 17 herbaceous, succulent perennial species in the Crassulaceae family. They produce long, dimpled foliage from the base and small flowers. Flowers are arranged on terminal racemes. This triangular-shaped structure is a form of unbranched inflorescence where flowers are attached by equal stalks and the oldest flowers are formed at the base and new blooms from the tip as the plant grows. They are usually coloured yellow-green or pink, sometimes opening from pink buds, the flowers are bell-shaped to tubular in appearance.

How to propagate Umbilicus

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Umbilicus

Attractive flowers