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Xerophyta viscosa

Xerophyta viscosa


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Wunderstrauch, Black-stick Lily, Wonder Bush, Monkeys Tail
Synonyme: Xerophyta hereroensis, Vellozia viscosa
(10 Korn)

mehrjährige, langsamwüchsige, während der Trockenzeit laubabwerfende Pflanze bis zu 40 cm mit riemenförmigen, langen, lanzettlichen, hellgrünen Blättern und langgestielten, trompetenförmigen, fliederfarbenen Blüten mit leicht geschwungenen Petalen.
Diese Auferstehungspflanzen verlieren während der Trockenzeit ihr Laub, doch sobald es regnet oder bei Kübelkultur ausreichend gegossen werden, ergrünen sie wieder innerhalb von 24-72 Std.

Family:  Velloziaceae Evergreen:  no
Origin:  Africa Fragrance:  yes
Group:  Perennial Flower:  violet, lavender, lilac
Zone:  6 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  bis zu -20°C Fruits: 
To use as:  Garten, Topfgarten, Wintergarten Locations:  full sun to sun
Toxic:  Rare:  yes

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds
Sowing Time: all year round
Sowing Deep: cover only slightly with substrate
Sowing Mix: Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite
Germination Temperature: ca. 22-25°C
Location: bright + keep constantly moist, not wet
Germination Time: ca. 1-2 weeks
Irrigation: in the growing season regularly water
Fertilization: biweekly 0,2%ig or long-term fertilizer
Pests: Spider mites > especially under glass
Substrate: Cactus- or potting soil + 1/3 sand + 1/3 gravel or perlite
Culture: in the 1st year bright at approx. 10-15ºC + keep constantly moist + not repot
Overwintering: Older specimens bright at approx. 0-5°C and during the leafless time keep almost dry.
Note: drought-resistant! The plants can grow in the same pot for many years!
Friday 15 February, 2013
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