Huernia keniensis

The Kenyan Dragon Flower is a leafless, glabrous, clump-forming succulent perennial. The five-angled stems are usually prominently sharp-toothed, with a soft tip, grey green mottled purple in full sun. Each stem can reach over 10-15cm in height. It produces a starfish-shaped flower with a carrion smell that has burgundy colouring. It is ideal in pots and planters.

Common Names: Kenyan Dragon Flower

Height: Grows to about 10-15cm tall.

Light: Full sun to partial.

Water: Water during the summer and spring, making sure it has good drainage. Reduce water in the winter as excess water can damage the plant.

Flowers: Produces a five-sided star shaped flower, dark burgundy in colour in spring to autumn months.

Propagation: From stem cuttings during spring-autumn.

Care: Keep in either a pot, planter or garden bed, in good quality, well-draining soil. Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions.



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