Aloinopsis schooneesii (Bolus): An adorable and highly sought-after species with a distinctive look. This petite mesemb from South Africa grows as a cluster of flat-topped leaves that clump and mound tightly. The blue-green leaves are lightly textured with tiny bumps. Plants can flush pink to purple in direct sun. It grows a large taproot and plants can be maintained in a bonsai style with an exposed caudex. A. schooneesii blooms with large yellow flowers with a bright red stripe running the length of each petal. Reduce watering frequency in summer and keep dry in winter.
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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