Titanopsis aloinopsis setifera
Titanopsis aloinopsis setifera
(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Description: Small rosette succulent, forming dense mats of clustered rosettes.
Leaves: Thick, light bluish-green to dark purple, with white teeth on upper surface; small, finely warty and textured, that form low rosettes.
Flowers: Daisy-like, silky, Golden yellow, yellowish bronze or salmon pink, and quite large (2.5-3 cm in diameter) compared to the tiny leaves. Should usually bloom at the end of winter if it gets enough light. If it is too cloudy the flowers fail to open entirely.
Root: Tuberous root system.
Cultivation: It is a slow growing, but easy species. 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. It needs light shade to shade, but If slowly acclimated, it can take a good deal of sun. Regular water in summer (but always allow to dry out before you water again), keep quite dry in winter. Needs a deeper pot and excellent drainage to accommodate the tap root. It can be kept for years in a 7x7 cm pot, and should be repotted only every 2-3 years .It is also perfect for a bright windowsill. Frost hardy to -12° C
Note: It will grow in the cooler parts of the year, and flower in winter if it gets good light (direct sunlight is essential to bloom well). It is probably dormant in summer, so it is usually recommended not to water much in summer. Don't be surprised if it doesn't grow at that time, but although Aloinopsis are better treated as winter growers they will grow anyway in summer, if given water.
Propagation: Cuttings or (rarely) seeds. It is easily propagated by the removal of offshoots in spring. To propagate by cuttings, remove a shoot and let it lie for about one week, giving the wound time to heal. Cuttings should first be allowed to dry and heal by placing them on a cool place for at least one week. The basal part should preferably be treated with a fungicide. Plant the cutting in an erect position in sandy soil. Rooting is rapid,and the plantlets can be planted out in small containers when they are large enough to handle.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
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