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Frithia

Frithia

Frithia is a small genus of two species that is closely related to Fenestaria.  Frithia pulchra is so similar to Fenestaria aurantiaca that it is often mistaken for it better known relative.  This case of mistaken identity is cleared up once pulchra flowers.  Flowers are a very striking hot pink. 

The genus Frithia is endemic to several small rocky areas in the vicinity of Gauteng Province,  South Africa.  These areas are in the summer rainfall region.  They grow in very well-drained, sandy soil, with repetitive light watering in summer and a dry environment in winter.

This genus presents no difficulty in cultivation and will quickly form a small mound of succulent leaves.  This coupled with continuous flower all summer make it a great addition to any collection.