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Huernia pillansii

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The Huernia pillansii is a native to South Africa and is commonly known as Cocklebur or Cockle burrs. The cockleburs plant belongs to the Asclepiadaceae family. It appears ovate and cylindrical, growing to a height of 10-12 cm with filtered sunlight. The cocklebur tree is winter-dormant with a slow growth rate. The leaves of this succulent appear as soft bristles. The star-like or cup-like cocklebur flowers are yellow or reddish-brown in color. Spiny cocklebur blooms during late summer to early fall and is not frost-hardy.

Growth Rate
Plant cocklebur is slow-growing.

Flowering
The flower of Huernia pillansii is star-like or cup-like and is yellow or reddish-brown in color. The blooms appear from late summer to early fall.

Watering and Feeding
The cocklebur tree needs moderate watering. In winter, the frequency should be reduced. Check the substrata before watering.

Soil
Huernia pillansii requires well-draining soil. Mix the standard soil with 25% sand, 25% mulch, and 50% perlite or pumice.

Hardiness
The hardiness zone of the cockle burr is 10b to 11b. It is not frost-hardy.

Light
This succulent plant needs filtered sunlight for optimal growth. Give it bright light but place it under partial shade.

Propagation
The cockle burr can be propagated from cuttings or cocklebur seeds.

There are many known cocklebur medicinal uses. Besides being an ornamental add-on, you can try huernia pillansii hybrid too. While cocklebur plant images look extremely attractive, get your own as a decorative showpiece for your space.

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