Split rock flower (of pleiospilos nelii)
Hello everyone :)
I just acquired my first pleiospilos nelii and I am in love! I was excited to find it at our wonderful conservatory grown by a very reputable grower. I was able to choose one just about to flower and excitedly watched it get ready to bloom. Then, just as it seemed about to open, the flower became gradually drier until it turned completely brown. It never opened to my knowledge. I am wondering what might be the cause and what this means for the plant? All the literature I have been able to find discusses the lighting, water and temp preferences but I can't find anything about this specific situation. I have given it about 20 drops of water and taken a few pics since I brought it home about 1 month ago but have not bothered it otherwise.
Also, does anyone know if this flower head will still produce seeds? I'm assuming not since it did not open and had no chance of being pollinated...
I can post pics if that will help - thank you so much!