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Strumaria watermeyeri


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Strumaria watermeyeri.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Common names: Mini Snowflake

Plants up to 150 mm high; bulbs whitish inside. Leaves 2(3), dry at flowering, pressed to the ground, elliptic to lanceolate, 8-17 mm wide, leathery, the upper surface dark green, the edges pustulate and sticky, often covered with sand. Flowers 4-11, suberect or curved to one side, funnel-shaped, 7-23 mm long, delicate pink, usually banded with darker pink, scentless, stamens equal to or longer than the tepals, fused to the style base for 0.5-4 mm, style stout and 3-angled towards the base.

Sowing instructions: Sow seeds in deep seed trays as soon as possible after harvesting in a very well-drained, sandy medium to which some fine compost is added. Press lightly into the soil, so that the top of the seed remains visible. Water well once and then again only after the first leaves appear. After that, water well once every two to three weeks.

Locality: Nieuwoudtsville. Harvest: March 2021