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Juttadinteria ausensis (L. Bolus) Schwantes
Z. Sukkulentenk. 2: 183 1926.
- Juttadinteria ausensis (L. Bolus) Schwantes
- Mesembryanthemum ausense L. Bolus
- Juttadinteria suavissima (Dinter) Schwantes
- Mesembryanthemum suavissimum Dinter
Cultivation and Propagation: Juttadinteria 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 don’t’ need particular care.
Soil: Requires good drainage as it it is prone to root rot.
Fertilization: they thrives in poor soils ans seems very 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 fall and spring. Requires little water otherwise its epidermis breaks (resulting in unsightly scars).
Light: Keep cool and shaded in summer, need full sun or light shade.
Hardiness: USDA zones 9A – 11. They prefer a very bright and arid situation and will take a light frost (Hardy to -5°C) if they are in dry soil.
Uses: Container, rock garden.
Propagation: Seeds, cuttings. It is difficult to root Dracophilus from cuttings and generally pointless as well, so quick are they from seed. They are easily propagated by seed.
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