Gibbaeum

Beachplants(Z11)November 22, 2012

Just a quick pic of my G. heathii flowering.

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noki

This is supposed to be G. heathii also (don't know for sure, what it was sold as). It seems like it is going to flower also even thou I'm 40 degrees north latitude and going into winter, and you are about 30 south latitude I think. Or is it growing new leaves again this year? Not sure what that means.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 11:51AM
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cactusmcharris

Rian,

Congratulations on the pup-to-be to your wife and you, and for a white flower, that's pretty nice.

Noki,

Those look like a new set of leaves coming.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 12:17PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

Thanks for the nice comment Cactusmc,

Noki, looks like new leaves to me too! Plant looks healthy, very nice job!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 3:21PM
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noki

Thanks.

Now I did have one autumn Mesemb flower this morning. Fenestraria.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 9:36PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

Very nice! They are very willing to flower.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 10:29PM
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noki

Ignorant question... is there any general trend as to which season Mesembs flower, which one can use to predict when potted plants will grow? If they flower in Autumn when do they grow? If they flower in Spring?

How about for Haworthia, Gasteria, Aloes, etc.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 11:58AM
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Beachplants(Z11)

Some flower at the end of their cycle, some like at the beginning, you do get mesembs flowering sometimes at odd times. It depends on their natural conditions, summer rainfall or winter rainfall or both in nature. Aloes are similar and their distribution wide throughout Africa. Grass aloes mostly flower in Summer, many others like spotted versions in winter. Most Haworthias are winter rainfall and rest in summer. So they flower towards late winter - spring, but some earlier.

Most plants grow well in Autumn/Spring and slow down in at least cold, darkest part of winter or hottest summer period.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 10:37PM
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savant

There is one thing I should mention about Gibbaeum and that is they don't like it too hot. They much prefer cooler weather and they must have plenty of light in the winter.
If you can keep to approx. 10úC in the winter they will be much happier.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 6:26AM
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Sundewd(9B)

Well that explains why they never live in my climate. The only mesembs I grow anymore are titanopsis, faucaria and haworthia. The others just don't grow here.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 1:38PM
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Sundewd(9B)

Well that explains why they never live in my climate. The only mesembs I grow anymore are titanopsis, faucaria and haworthia. The others just don't grow here.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 5:59PM
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