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Monilaria moniliformis


Monilaria moniliformis

Family: Aizoaceae

Common names: Strings of pearls, Beaded vygie, Beaded ice plant, monilaria, Bunny Succulent, knopiesvygie

Monilaria moniliformis or String of pearls as it is commonly known is a clump-forming plant. the stems have a beaded structure. It is a very interesting container plant.

Sowing instructions: 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: Bitterfontein. Harvest: June 2024


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