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Erepsia pillansii (100 seeds)


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Erepsia pillansii. A sparsely branched succulent shrub which grows to a height of 80 cm. The falcate leaves are bluish-grey and have a diameter of approximately 5 mm, the branches are a reddish-brown and have a diameter of 4-8 mm. The magenta flowers are borne in a flat-topped inflorescence, and two opposite branches arise below each terminal flower. The petals are white at the base and purple at the ends. 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: Piketberg. Harvest: May 2024