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Meyerophytum meyeri (100 seeds)


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Meyerophytum meyeri. It is a strictly autumn/winter growing succulent with small glistening green leaves and dazzling flowers that are either magenta throughout, or rose with a white base, or white (turning pink with age). These peculiar plants are heterophyllous, that is to say that they produce leaves of two kinds: the first pairs of the season (for the summer dormant period) are egg shaped, forming a bilobed body; the second ones (during the winter) are much longer than wide, forked, with the leaves free for about two thirds of their length. 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: Riethuis. Harvest: February 2021