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Cistanthe grandiflora
Family:Portulacaceae
Endemic
Good ornamental value (A)
Height: 70 cm.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile). Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter. Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Perennial Red, 5 petals
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These seeds are generally restocked in: December

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One packet contains at least 200 seeds.

This plant is extremly resistent and very easy to cultivate. It can be grown both in very hot and dry environments and in cold conditions. It is so resistant, that it is virtually impossible to kill it, even for a complete beginner. We had one plant which was left without watering for over two months in summer and it had not suffered at all. Another one was left in semi-dark area and watered profusely, and it also did not show any negative signs. This implies that the plant would do well in indoor conditions (as a indoor winter plant, for instance).