Winter or Summer grower, I'm confused

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BryanW
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Winter or Summer grower, I'm confused

Postby BryanW » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:46 am

I'm reading conflicting information and have become confused as to how to treat Prepodesma orpenii in the UK, is it a Winter or Summer grower or is it not too fussy?

I am currently treating it as a Winter grower as per 'Storms - the new growing the mesembs' book but in other books it's saying it's a Summer plant :???:
I'm a total novice, fascinated by Lithops and other Mesembs that take my fancy

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Re: Winter or Summer grower, I'm confused

Postby Terry S. » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:43 am

It comes from an area around Karuman and Postmasburg. The rainfall there can be expected during the summer months and hence it should mainly be a summer grower. However, I do give it a bit of water during the winter as well, along with the other species of Aloinopsis that I grow.
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Re: Winter or Summer grower, I'm confused

Postby BryanW » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:56 am

Hi Terry, many thanks for responding,
I'll move it into the "Summer Grower" tray if that's the case
I'm growing all my Mesembs indoors under LEDs (in a grow box) & I'm using UK local sunrise & sunset times for lighting +-15 mins
I've separated Winter & Summer Plants to make it easier, or so I thought :lol:
I'm a total novice, fascinated by Lithops and other Mesembs that take my fancy

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