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Mesembryanthemum guerichianum (100 seeds)

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Mesembryanthemum guerichianum (Mesembryanthemaceae). Sowing: The large leaves are thickly fleshy, green with red patches, wavy along their margins. Large, glistening surface cells, called bladder cells cover the leaves, stems and calyces. 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: Barrydale. Harvest: June 2023

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