Crossyne guttata is an unusual and beautiful small shrub from South Africa. Growing from 2-5 ft, it is known for its maroon-spotted, smooth and leathery leaves. It is known for its winter-growing habit and blooms during the season with beautiful flowers.
Crossyne guttata is known for its full sun and moderate water needs. While the highest flowering occurs when the plant grows in full sun, it can tolerate some shade. While the plant enjoys a moderate amount of water, it is still best to less frequent watering and water only when the soil becomes dry as it prefers a well-drained soil.
When it comes to planting Crossyne guttata, it is best to plant bulbs with its tip slightly below the soil surface. This will ensure that the leaves lie flat at the end of the process. During the warm season, it is important to completely withhold watering to allow the plant to go into dormancy.
In terms of its hardiness, Crossyne guttata can grow in regions within USDA Zone: 9-11. In cold regions, the plant can be grown in pots, provided you pay extra care creating the correct soil mix and exposure. Given its dormancy during the warm season, it is important to keep the pot in a sheltered area during this time.
All in all, Crossyne guttata is a multi-purposeful small shrub that offers a rare and unusual color to the garden. With proper planting, growing and care, you can enjoy its beauty all year round.