Frithia

Frithia spp.

profile iconFrithia pulchra11
by Christer Johansson (CC BY-SA 2.5)
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profile iconFrithia pulchra11
by Christer Johansson (CC BY-SA 2.5)
1 of 4
Frithia is a small genus with 2 perennial succulent species that grow from rosettes. Native to dry, rocky habitats in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, these are commonly grown as houseplants. This genus possesses specialised leaf structures called epidermal windows, which are translucent sections in the leaves. These are an adaptation to the dry environments they evolved in, allowing for efficient photosynthesis from beneath the soil surface, where they are well protected from drying winds and the worst of the sun's heat. Flowers are large, daisy-like and brightly coloured, in shades of pink, purple and white, with yellow centres.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Aizoaceae

Flower colour

Purple, White

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