Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Aptenia cordifolia

Family: Aizoaceae

Common name: BABY SUN ROSE

Synonym: Aptenia red

Native to: South Africa


Types: cactus or succulent, shrub

Forms: clumping, prostrate

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 0.80 feet

Max width: 2 feet


pink, red




Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade

Landscape use: container

Propagates by: cutting

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil types: sandy, wide range

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: dry, moderate

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