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Cylindrophyllum comptonii (100 seeds)


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Cylindrophyllum comptonii. It is a robust, clump-forming, succulent perennial and has a fibrous root system for quick absorption of water. The cylindrical, grey-green leaves are loosely arranged and up to 100 mm long. The single, white to straw-colored flowers bloom in spring to early summer (September to November) and can be up to 40 mm in diameter. Flowers usually open at noon and close in the evening. Sowing: The small seeds can be sown in pots of fine, well-drained sand, when temperatures are warm. Cover the seeds with a very fine layer of grit and water from below with a fungicide to prevent damping off. For the first 3-4 days cover the pots with a sheet of glass/clear perspex to keep the humidity levels high. Remove the glass and replace it with light shade-cloth and mist once or twice a day for the next two weeks after which most seeds should have germinated. From then on misting can be reduced to every second and then every third day as the little plants grow. Locality: Ladysmith. Harvest : September 2023