Golden Vygie

Lampranthus aureus

Gouevygie (Afr.)

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One of the most colourful succulent plants is undoubtedly the beautiful bright orange Lampranthus aureus. It is one of the 'must-have' plants for the succulent garden. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Special features

Attracts bees

Ground cover

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

Africa, South, Africa

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Aizoaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Orange

Credits

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Lampranthus aureus by Werner Voigt, Karoo Desert NBG, July 2003 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)