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Didymaotus

Didymaotus


Didymaotus is a monotypic genus (only one species in the genus) in the Ice Plant family, Aizoaceae. The generic name is taken from the Greek word "didymos", meaning "double", and "aotus", meaning "flower" – the plant that bears two flowers. The genus occurs in the winter rainfall Tanqua Karoo in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

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Дидимаотус лапидиформис / 20 семян (Духовный камень)

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Дидимаотус лапидиформис / 20 свежих семян

Общие названия: Духовный камень, Каменный завод

Важно:
Все семена mesembs очень и очень малы, пыль, как, так что будет казаться, что вы купили пустой мешок молнии. не волнуйтесь, вы увидите небольшие семена, и они не так трудно управлять. Попробуйте найти мелкий песок и положить его в мешок с семенами и встряхнуть его так семена смешиваются с отправить. Затем сеять все это вместе с песком равномерно, в противном случае это может случиться, чтобы бросить все из них на небольшой площади.

Доставка:
- Все заказы будут размещены с зарегистрированной авиапочты
- Все заказы обрабатываются максимум за 2 рабочих дня, в большинстве случаев через день после заказа.
- Купить больше семян от меня и платить только один почтовый сбор.

О моих семенах:
- Все мои семена свежие и недавно собранные.
- Жизнеспособность семян должна быть очень высокой, но это также зависит от ваших навыков


Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Mesembryanthemum lapidiforme Marloth Synonym TRO 2012-04-18

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Didymaotus lapidiformis is a compact succulent plant that has two opposite, fleshy, triangular leaves that lie flat on the ground. Paired flowers are borne at each side of the leaf. It flowers in September of each year. Flowers are either white, pink or silver pink and are 40 mm in diameter. The seed capsules ripen very quickly. Seed is ready in the second week of October. The plant lives for about 20-25 years in its natural habitat.

Growing Didymaotus lapidiformis

Didymaotus lapidiformis is not a plant that will do well in the garden. Rather grow this chunky succulent in a clay pot and keep it in a sunny position. The plant can be displayed in a sunny courtyard. Sow seeds from April to May. Where possible use fresh seeds they are very fine and thus should not be sown too deep. Use flat plastic or wooden planting trays in a well-drained medium. The following mixture is recommended: 4 parts fine river sand, 2 parts coarse river sand, 1 part sieved, well-rotted compost, 1 part vermiculite and 1 part perlite.

Ensure that there is adequate drainage in the bottom of the flat seed pan and that the soil is thoroughly mixed. Use coarse sand on the top of the generic mix. It is in this coarse sand that the seeds must be sown. Cover with fine sand (0.5 mm) and water in with a fine mist spray. Keep the planting tray in a sunny position.

The seeds will germinate fairly rapidly however, it could take up to two years before the plants are large enough to be transplanted into smaller containers. When planted out, they must be located in a well-ventilated site with good morning sunshine. Keep moist only in the winter and during summer they should be kept dry (winter rainfall area). In the summer rainfall areas give water only once a month and keep dry during the cold winters.

After a brief hardening off period (three months) place them in full sun. It is best to plant this species in clay containers as the pots tend to "breathe" better than the plastic ones. Generally some succulent plants live far longer in clay pots as opposed to those in plastic pots.

Pests Pests that attack Didymaotus lapidiformis are red spider mite and caterpillars (moth larvae). Red spider mite can easily be treated by using a solution of 20 ml oleum in one litre of water or 16 ml diazinon in 10 litres of water. Worms (moth larvae) are easily controlled by using 10 g Bathyroid wettable powder to 10 litres of water.

It is not necessary to use inorganic fertilizers. Rather use organic fertilizers such as Kelpak (sea weed extract). Feed only once a year with 10 ml Kelpak to one litre of water during the winter months in winter rainfall areas, and in the summer rainfall areas in March.


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