General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Huernia
Also sold as:
  • Huernia schneideriana

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Location: my deck, Fair Lan NJ
Date: September 8.2022
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-10-09
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-06-24
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-05-17

Date: 2021-10-16
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-11-05
Photo by hlutzow
Photo by orchidgal
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-23
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-10-13

Date: September 15, 2011
Closer view of foliage
Location: From my collection. Poland.

Date: 2021-10-11
About to bloom!
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2017-11-23
Location: FL
Date: 2021-06-11
Red Dragon 1st bloom..Not  a cactus as I thought.
Photo by ljones26
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2021-10-18
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2021-10-18

Date: 2017-10-15
Location: Orlando, Central Florida, zone 9b
Date: 2009-07-05
Huernia schneideriana
Location: Milton, Ontario
Date: August 15th 2020
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-06-24
Photo enlarged to show flower definition
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2015-05-21
Location: In my collection. Poland.
Date: 2017-11-12
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-23
Location: Plano, TX

Date: September 17, 2011

Date: June 2, 2009
Photo by ljones26
Comments:
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 7:09 PM concerning plant:
    Red Dragon Flower, formerly known as Huernia schneideriana but now classified as Ceropegia, is native to South Africa and has branching upright, to pendant trailing stems with soft "teeth" along the edges. From spring to fall, this fast growing succulent produces small dark burgundy-red flowers at the base of the stems. I purchased my Red Dragon Flower many years ago as a little 2 stemmed plant in a tiny pot with no label and I called it "peanut plant" because it looked like two little green peanuts. My plant doesn't bloom very often but it's an interesting plant just the same. The stems often fall off when bumped but can be stuck back in the soil, where they root fairly quickly. If our weather is particularly humid, I leave the cuttings lying out to callous over for a few days before planting. I've read that the flowers of this plant have a putrid smell, but I've never detected any odor, possibly because the plant remains outside year round.

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