Aloinopsis luckhoffii - Planet Desert
Aloinopsis luckhoffii - Planet Desert
Aloinopsis luckhoffii - Planet Desert
Aloinopsis luckhoffii - Planet Desert
Aloinopsis luckhoffii - Planet Desert
Aloinopsis luckhoffii - Planet Desert

Aloinopsis luckhoffii

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Aloinopsis luckhoffii

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Origin and habitat: South Africa, Cape Province

Flowers: Daisy-like, silky, pale yellow, golden yellow, yellowish bronze or salmon pink, and quite large (2.5-3 cm in diameter) compared to the tiny leaves.

Blooming season: Should usually bloom at the end of winter if it gets enough light. If it is too cloudy the flowers fail to open entirely.

Cultivation and propagation: They are easy and rewarding plants than can be grown in pots or in the rock-garden. They will grow in the cooler parts of the year, and flower in winter if they gets good light (direct sunlight is essential to bloom well).

Soil: Can be cultivated in the ground (in warm climate) or in a container. The soil should preferably be a very porous potting mix to increase drainage.

Pots: They need small but deep pots to accommodate their tap roots and provide a very good drainage. They can be kept for years in a 7x7 cm pot, and should be repotted only every 2-3 years.

Watering: They come from winter rainfall areas but in cultivation, they can be watered year-round. It is probably dormant in summer, so it is usually recommended not to water much in summer and also reduce watering frequency in winter, but it is a very adaptable species that can grows opportunistically whenever the water availability and growing condition are favourable. Water it less than average if in bigger pots.

Frost tolerance: In cultivation they likes warmth (recommended minimum winter temperature 5° C) however plants kept perfectly dry are quite frost hardy (it is reported to be hardy to at least -12° C if very dry). Outdoors they grow best where there are cold winters, but for safe cultivation it is best to avoid freezing temperatures.

Use: This is a good pot plant suited for a non heated green house. It can be also cultivated outdoors in raised beds, terraces if sheltered from winter rain.

Propagation: Cuttings or seeds. Like most others in this family, this small clump- forming plant is easy to grow from seed.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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09/10/2020
patricia a. smith
United States United States
Very Happy

So far so good

MV
06/08/2020
Martha V.
United States United States
Wonderfully unusual succulent plant

This succulent arrived very carefully packaged and intact. It’s as if Desert Planet we’re preparing their own children for shipping. I’m very happy with this unique plant. Delighted customer here.