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Accepted Scientific Name: Cheiridopsis namaquensis (Sond.) H.E.K.Hartmann
Illustr. Handb. Succ. Pl.: Aizoaceae A-E (ed. H.E.K.Hartmann) 124 (2002 publ. 2001) comb. nov. H.E.K.Hartmann
Cheiridopsis namaquensis (Sond.) H.E.K.Hartmann
Illustr. Handb. Succ. Pl.: Aizoaceae A-E (ed. H.E.K.Hartmann) 124 (2002 publ. 2001) comb. nov.
- Cheiridopsis namaquensis (Sond.) H.E.K.Hartmann
- Cheiridopsis breachiae L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis brevis var. L.Bolus
- Cheiridopsis cigarettifera (A.Berger) N.E.Br.
- Mesembryanthemum cigarettiferum A.Berger
- Cheiridopsis curta L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis difforme N.E.Br.
- Mesembryanthemum difforme Thunb. non L.
- Cheiridopsis duplesii L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis framesii L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis hutchinsonii L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis intrusa L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis latifolia L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis longipes L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis luckhoffii L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis marlothii N.E.Br.
- Cheiridopsis quaternifolia L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis scabra L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis scabra var. fera (L. Bolus) H.Jacobsen
- Cheiridopsis scabra f. fera L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis serrulata L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis subalba L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis tenuifolia L. Bolus
- Cheiridopsis vesca (N.E.Br.)
- Mesembryanthemum vescum N.E.Br.
- Mesembryanthemum exiguum N.E.Br.
Cultivation and Propagation: The Cheiridopsis vesca is a "winter" grower which is most active from late winter until later spring and heading for summer dormancy, but in favourable growing conditions it keeps going over the summer too and doesn't need particular care. It is relatively easy to grow.
Soil: Requires good drainage as it it is prone to root rot. It can grows outdoor in sunny, dry, rock crevices (protection against winter wet is required) It can also be cultivated in alpine house, in poor, drained soil.
Fertilization: It thrives in poor soils and seems sensitive to an excess of potassium.
Watering: Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shrivelling, water more abundantly when they are growing in the autumn and spring. Requires little water otherwise its epidermis breaks (resulting in unsightly scars).
Light: It needs a bright sunny or light shade exposure in winter, but keep cool and shaded in summer.
Hardiness: It prefer a very bright situation and will take a light frost (Hardy to -5°C) if it is in dry soil. USDA zones 9A – 11.
Uses: Container, rock garden.
Propagation: Seed in spring or (or rarely) cuttings. It is easily propagated by seed.
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