You might look at the plant and the desolate desert conditions and think this is a Lithops' relative growing in Namibia. However the "desert" is actually between some of our flagstones in the back garden (note the Maple key). This plant is in the Mesemb. family but it is very cold tolerant, easily surviving our Zone 4b weather this winter. It is thriving in a very hot, dry, sunny section of our back garden.
lloyd... Ahh good old 'vygies' Loved them as a kid growing up, pretty much indestructible and everywhere (at least in desert!). Do you by any chance know the exact plant name? Been trying to grow some here, but they don't make the winters.
Post by amanitovirosa on May 31, 2015 20:54:11 GMT -5
The Stylydium I wanted to enter is a no go seeing as I knocked it over and completely out of its pot with my head while getting up from a crouched position. So I'm entering an unknown Nep that doesn't even qualify because I bought it on April 6. It was the only red leaved one on a whole tray of green ones.
...this is what it looked like when I got it on April 6
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5