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Delosperma litorale (100 seeds)


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Delosperma litorale. It is a robust creeping and mat-forming succulent subshrub. It tends to spread by rooting at the older stem nodes lying on the ground in suitable conditions, contributing to dune stabilisation. The leaves are densely stacked in opposite pairs on short branchlets along the longer prostrate stems. The nodes are sometimes far apart. The leaves may be green or grey-green when growing in shade or in well-watered conditions, while various shades of pinkish red, purplish or even orange leaves are common in dry summer weather and full sun. A leaf has three smooth flat surfaces with neatly angular edges to form the often upward pointing squat leaf shapes characterising the species. Sowing : The small seeds can be sown in pots of fine, well-drained sand, any time during the summer months 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: Baardskeerdersbos. Harvest: April 2021