General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 4 inches to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 3 inches to 4 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

Common names
  • Spiny Pennywort
  • Spiny Dunce’s Cap
  • Chinese Dunce Cap
  • Huanghua Wa Song
  • Xiao Wa Song
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Orostachys spinosa
  • Synonym: Cotyledon minuta
  • Synonym: Orostachys chlorantha
  • Synonym: Orostachys minuta
  • Synonym: Sedum spinosum
  • Synonym: Orostachys filifera
  • Synonym: Umbilicus spinosus
  • Synonym: Umbilicus erubescens
  • Synonym: Crassula spinosa
  • Synonym: Orostachys erubescens
  • Synonym: Cotyledon spinosa var. polystachya
  • Synonym: Cotyledon spinosa
  • Synonym: Orostachys kanboensis
  • Synonym: Cotyledon erubescens
  • Synonym: Sempervivum cuspidatum
  • Synonym: Cotyledon filifera
Also sold as:
  • Orostachys spinosus
  • Orostachys spinosum

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Confused by eclayne Dec 2, 2012 11:07 PM 3
Orostachys spinosa by valleylynn Apr 18, 2016 10:20 AM 2
Orostachys spinosa by valleylynn May 3, 2015 7:15 PM 0

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