Aloinopsis Luckhoffii

Product Description
$ 7.25

Aloinopsis Luckhoffii

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Origin and Habitat: South Africa, Cape Province

Habit: It is a small succulent, forming dense mats of low, clustered rosettes.

Stem: Very short, internodes not visible.

Rosettes: 3-4 cm in diameter with 4–6 leaves to a flowering branch.

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.

Roots: Tuberous root system.

Cultivation and Propagation: They are easy and rewarding plants than can be grown in pots or in rock gardens. They will grow in the cooler parts of the year, and flower in winter if they get 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 re potted 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 grow opportunistically whenever the water availability and growing condition are favorable. Water it less than average if in bigger pots.

Exposure: Keep them cool, and half-shaded in summer, need full sun or light shade on other seasons. They become stressed with inadequate light which could result in poor growth and unnatural shape. It is also perfect for a bright windowsill.

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.

Special need: Provide very good ventilation. Nearly all problems occur as a result of overwatering and poor ventilation, especially when weather conditions are dull and cool or very humid.

Use: This is a good pot plant suited for a non-heated greenhouse. 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.

 

 

 

All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:

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