Caputia

Caputia pyramidata

Groot-Tontelbos (Afr.)

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Caputia has beautiful succulent grey leaves. Popular water-wise plants! This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Winter

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings

Allow cuttings to heal before planting in sandy soil.

Seed

Sow seeds in Spring and Summer; Germination time about 4 weeks.

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Special features

Origin

Africa, Southern Africa

Natural climate

Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

Apart from its horticultural use, the plants are not used medicinally.

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Companion plants

Aloe pluridens, Gasteria pulchra, Bulbine latifolia, Delosperma pruinosum, Crassula capitella subsp. thrysiflora, C. cultrata, C. perforata, C. perfoliata var. minor, C. tetragona subsp. tetragona, Cotyledon orbiculata, Euphorbia mamillaris, Albuca longib

Credits

profile iconCaputia pyramidata
by Ernst van Jaarsveld, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, July 2014 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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