Mesemb quiz pic

ariole(z7DE)October 21, 2005

A bit too green and a bit too plump following a bit too much H20. And a bit too little light.

Al

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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

looks a bit of a Titanopsis to me.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 1:39PM
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ariole(z7DE)

Larry, sorry but no cigar.

Al

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 1:48PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I know, I know! Should I say or should I let everyone take a guess?

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 2:17PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Pseudolithos?

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 2:21PM
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ariole(z7DE)

Go ahead, S-n-B, I say you should 'say'. Can you post a pic of yours in bloom? And give us a nice bit of background. I'm keeping notes of your comments.

Al

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 2:23PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Neohenricia sibettii, I think.

I don't have one, but I know a couple of local growers that do. These plants are tiny. Tiny! Those leaves are much smaller than the similar Titanopsis leaves. The flowers open late in the day, technically they are nocturnal, and they are highly scented.

They are apparently very hardy, possibly outdoors in rainy England although I don't know anyone who has tried this yet. But apparently they overwinter quite happily in Colorado, temperatures well below 0F.

Since I don't have a pic of the plant in flower (partly due to not having a plant!), here is a link that shows it well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Neohenricia in flower

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 2:42PM
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ariole(z7DE)

Yes, S-n-B, you win the cigar.

Nocturnal flowers, rats, that's why I have no pic. I see the closed flower but never thought to check it at night.

I tried the plant in the rock garden last winter. Approx 10% of it survived to see the springtime sunshine. I must admit that it was poorly sited. By May the poor little thing was engulfed by the Kudzu of the Mesemb world, Delosperma nubigenum. This winter I hope to try it in a trough placed in a much sunnier spot.

Does anyone else have experiences with the plant?

Al

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 3:10PM
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deefar(zone 5 NY)

Congrats S&B, I'm impressed. Nice close-up shot Al.

Dawn

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 3:59PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

cool a posting on the BCSS forum, I thought I recognised that green backgroud ;)

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 4:54PM
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