|Delightful and well-named, their small branching stems form a mat of fleshy tongue-shaped leaves. Species and varieties offer spotted, knobby, or purplish leaves. The bright yellow flowers look like dandelions; Glottiphyllum parvifolium's reach 3 inches across. Grow in a well-drained, low-fertility soil. Too much water can be fatal; they grow bright-green, water-logged leaves that scar and rot in winter cold. Water only in hot weather, and keep totally dry from late summer to mid-spring, protecting from rainfall. Potted plants make this job easier. Cuttings root easily and remain true to the species, while seeds tend to hybridize. May be susceptible to mealybugs.
Most Glottiphyllums offered by nurseries are hybrids of this best-known species. Glossy, fresh green leaves arc upward from creeping stems. Golden-yellow flowers grow to 3 inches across.
Attributes - Glottiphyllum linguiforme
Plant Type: Succulent
Bloom Season: Mid Fall through
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 3 in. to 6 in.
Width: 1 ft. 8 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.