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Huernia 'Red Dragon Flower'

Huernia 'Red Dragon Flower'

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Huernia 'Red Dragon Flower', scientifically Huernia schneideriana, is a captivating succulent prized for its striking, dragon-like blooms. The flowers feature vibrant crimson hues with intricate patterns, resembling a dragon in flight. With its compact and low-growing habit, 'Red Dragon Flower' typically reaches a length of approximately 6-8 inches when fully mature.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Huernia schneideriana

Common: Red Dragon Flower Huernia, Red Dragon Flower, Dragon Huernia, Huernia 'Red Dragon'

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Low
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Can tolerate higher temperatures but should be protected from frost. Ideal nighttime temperature is around 50°F (10°C).

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Apocynaceae family, also known as the Dogbane family, which is a large family of flowering plants with over 4,500 species.
  • Native to Eastern and Southern Africa, particularly in semi-arid regions.
  • Some Huernia species produce flowers that emit a faint carrion scent to attract pollinators like flies. This scent is usually not strong enough to be noticed by humans unless in close proximity.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Low Maintenance

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