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Conophytum truncatum (100 seeds)


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Conophytum truncatum (Mesembryanthemaceae) It is a slow-growing, clump-forming, perennial succulent that forms huge tight mounds of sometimes many hundreds of pea-shaped heads, each one of them consisting of one pair of reduced, fused succulent leaves that get absorbed and regenerated every year. It is very variable in form, colour and markings with a sunken fissure at the flattened tip. Stems ranges from small (4-5 mm in diam.) to large (25 mm in diam.!); from completely unmarked specimens to very heavily dark spotted or lined, and from bright green, grey-green, blue-green to having a heavy reddish colouration all often within a single population! Sowing : Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 20-25°C. Cover with peat or sand. Locality : Oudtshoorn.  Harvest : December 2023