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Lampranthus glomeratus (100 seeds)


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Lampranthus glomeratus. Erect stiffly-branched shrub up to 20cm. Leaves erect, glaucous (smooth), somewhat falcate, greenish, 10-15mm long, slender; flowers 1-3 in clusters, pink or purplish, 28mm in diam. Fruits up to 6mm across. 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: Theewater. Harvest: April 2023