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Rhombophyllum dolabriforme (100 seeds)


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Rhombophyllum dolabriforme. Family : Aizoaceae. Common names : Elkhorn Plant, Hatchet plant. It is a low growing succulent, richly branching at it’s tips. Tufted when young the plants slowly grow out into densely branched, low mound up to 30 cm tall at maturity. Flowers are daisy-like, up to 4 cm in diameter, mostly solitary, bracteoles acuminate, carpel 5, petals very numerous, thin, golden yellow often tinged with red on the back. The flowers open in the afternoon 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: Aberdeen. Harvest: February 2024