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Caiophora

Caiophora is an American genus with a main distribution in Middle and South America. It is a very diverse genus with annuals or perennials and dwarf shrubs to climbing species. Annual species are fast growing and easily cultivated in any rich, well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Perennial subtropical members are best grown in pots, in winter these should be kept drier and cool at a miminum of some 7°C in full sun.
Sow seeds flat on any rich, slightly rocky soil in early spring. Cover seeds only slightly with soil and keep pots very sunny. Carefully transplant seedlings of annual species in late spring to early summer after the last freezing.
Note: Several members in the Loasaceae family have prickly hairs similar to burning nettle species. Thus the use of protecting gloves is recommended while handling plants.
All are USDA Climate Zone 9.
20 seeds per package.