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Oophytum

Oophytum spp.

Full Sun
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    Oophytum Overview

    This genus consists of clump-forming, egg-shaped, perennial succulents with very fleshy leaves. They are covered in dry, papery sheaths and in the spring when the sheaths split open they reveal a new pair of leaves. The flowers are produced from a slight central fissure on upper surface. It is rather difficult to grow, It is frost tender, min 5C and will require a sunny position with well drained soil. Propagation is by seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

    Common problems with Oophytum

    How to propagate Oophytum

    Cuttings

    Seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

    Seed