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Red Dragon Flower (Huernia schneideriana)

Red Dragon Flower (Huernia schneideriana)

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    Botanical Name:

    • Huernia schneideriana

    Common Names:

    • Red Dragon Flower
    • Huernia
    • Carrion Flower

    Description: Huernia schneideriana, commonly known as the Red Dragon Flower, is a fascinating succulent plant known for its striking star-shaped, deep red flowers that resemble those of a dragon. The flowers have a waxy texture and a slightly unpleasant odor, which has earned the plant the nickname "Carrion Flower." The stems are green, fleshy, and angular, often forming dense clusters. Native to the arid regions of Southern Africa, the Red Dragon Flower thrives indoors, adding a touch of exotic beauty and intrigue to homes and offices. This compact plant typically grows up to 6-8 inches tall and wide, making it an excellent choice for small spaces and containers.

    Care Instructions:


    • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sunlight. Too much direct sunlight can cause the stems to scorch.


    • Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant's growth slows.


    • Thrives in low to moderate humidity environments. High humidity can cause the plant to rot, so it is best suited for dry indoor conditions.


    • Prefers temperatures between 60°F and 80°F (16°C - 27°C). Protect from cold drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).


    • Use a well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix. A mix containing sand, perlite, and a bit of organic matter works well to support healthy growth.


    • Feed with a diluted, balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.


    • Remove any dead or damaged stems to encourage new growth and keep the plant healthy. Pruning helps maintain the plant's shape and promotes a fuller growth habit.

    Styling Tips:

    • Focal Point: Place the Red Dragon Flower in a prominent spot where its unique, star-shaped flowers can be admired. Its striking appearance makes it a captivating statement piece in any room.
    • Container Gardening: Grow the Red Dragon Flower in decorative pots or containers to add a touch of exotic charm to patios, balconies, and indoor spaces.
    • Modern Decor: The bold, angular stems and vibrant flowers of the Red Dragon Flower fit well with modern, minimalist decor. Use a sleek, simple pot to complement its striking appearance.
    • Grouping with Other Succulents: Combine with other succulents like Echeverias, Haworthias, and Aloe to create a diverse and visually appealing indoor garden.
    • Desk or Shelf Plant: Place the Red Dragon Flower on a desk, shelf, or windowsill where its unique foliage and flowers can be admired up close. Its compact size makes it perfect for adding visual interest to various spaces.

    The Red Dragon Flower (Huernia schneideriana), with its striking, star-shaped flowers and easy care requirements, is a fantastic addition to any plant collection. Its impressive appearance and adaptability make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of exotic charm and vibrant color to their spaces.

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