From spring until the cold autumn from the center of the bush develops an erect stem, up to 150-180 cm high, rigid, on which bloom numerous bell-shaped flowers, red or pink.
This succulent can be grown in pots, but it is also suitable as an exotic specimen in Mediterranean-style gardens, or even as a low hedge.
Exposure: the hesperaloe prefer sunny or even semi-shady positions; they can bear temperatures of less than zero degrees Celsius, but in the winter they need to be placed in well-sunny places, possibly sheltered from the cold wind.
Watering: from March to October, water only in case of very long dry periods; during the cold months, avoid watering.
These succulents can easily withstand drought, and usually settle for rain.
In the spring, spread a small amount of slow release granular fertilizer around the plant, specifically for flowering plants or succulents.
Soil: they are cultivated in soil not too fertile, sandy or even stony, very well drained; these shrubs are very suitable for creating gardens with low maintenance.
Multiplication: by seed, in spring, in a seedbed protected from the cold.
Parasites and diseases: usually they are not affected by parasites or diseases; occasionally the cochineal can nest under the foliage.
Excessive watering or a very humid climate can favour the development of radical rottenness.
Watch the Video