Not the most spectacular display

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iann
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Not the most spectacular display

Post by iann » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:45 pm

A few raggedy flowers in my Lithops optica dish, about as much as I can expect in February.
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Re: Not the most spectacular display

Post by Mike » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:29 pm

Odd to get anything at all In February?
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Re: Not the most spectacular display

Post by rodsmith » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 pm

Thant's more than I've had from my opticas, Ian.
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Re: Not the most spectacular display

Post by iann » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:56 pm

They'd perhaps naturally flower in late December or early January, but not here unless I force them. By February the sun can get strong enough to move the flowers but they tend to look a bit tired after waiting for so long.
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Re: Not the most spectacular display

Post by BrianMc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:11 pm

That’s about the best that I have achieved this far north under natural conditions
Especially interested in Mesembs. small Aloes and South African miniatures.
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