Aloinopsis malherbei is a cryptic perennial-succulent with flat, bluish-gray, fan-like, spatulate leaves similar in shape and texture to Aloinopsis spathulata and Titanopsis calcarea. All these species have blunt tips to their leaves, which are densely covered with prominent white tubercles. Clumps of these plants thus resemble the limestone outcrops amongst which they grow. In the wild, these plants are often overblown by fine soil, only the leaf margins visible.
Habit: It forms a thick, truncate rootstocks broadening and splitting into several small branching rosette with erect leaves
The sowing takes place in plastic pots. Commercially available mineral-based cat litter (no clumping litter), perlite or pumice gravel (sterile) is used as the substrate. Distribute the seeds evenly on the substrate. Cover larger seeds thinly with substrate, fine seeds can remain on the surface.
Then place the plastic pot in a zip lock bag - with a pot size of 6 cm, a zip lock bag measuring 120 x 170 mm is recommended. Put enough tap water with a few drops of universal fertilizer in the zip lock bag so that a few mm of water remain after the substrate has been soaked up.
Location: on the windowsill or in a mini greenhouse in partial shade, during the day the temperatures should be around 23 - 28 C, at night a little lower at 20 - 22 C. The resulting microclimate creates ideal germination conditions.
Price is for 10 seeds
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