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Gibbaeum dispar (100 seeds)


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Gibbaeum dispar. It is a tiny plant up to 20 mm high. In cultivation or in favourable sites in the wild, plants may grow into clumps that are 120 mm wide. Each plant consists of short, woody stems with two unequal leaves at their ends. Leaves are velvety to the touch as they have minute hairs covering them. Flowers are solitary and an intense pink. 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: Ladysmith. Harvest: June 2023