Huernia

Native to Africa, the genus Huernia consists of between 30-60 species of stemmed succulents. The flowers are five-lobed and bell-shaped, often striped vividly in contrasting colours. They attract flies by emitting a scent similar to that of carrion.

CULTIVATION TIPS
Summer growers. Water well during the summer months and less during winter. They are tolerant of very hot conditions when grown in filtered sun. This also serves to promote autumn flowers.

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Huernia pendurata Click here

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Huernia pillansii Huernia pillansii

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An intriguing plant with very characteristic upright bright green stems often flushed with crimson. The conical completions resemble dense hair-like growth. To 30cm tall. Starfish flowers red and speckled yellow with a deep red centre. Part sun/light shade.

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Huernia (Stapelianthus) pilosus Click here

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Huernia saudiarabica Huernia saudiarabica

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Variegated stems. Knobbly red flowers.








Huernia schneideriana Huernia schneideriana

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Huernia thuretii Huernia thuretii

Huernia thuretii

Eastern cape, South Africa. A small clumping succulent with short squat stems crowded together each forming a cross-shape at the tip. Yellow flowers streaked with maroon. Sun/part sun. Click here