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Drimiopsis purpurea

18.00€ 12.60€

incl. 1.14€ (10%) VAT

Art. 53230
Available: 3

Pot: 8,5 cm.
South Africa
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The name of the species literally means "dressed in dark", to identify the main characteristic of this succulent: its leaves are "dressed" by a wonderful very dark maculature which, after all, according to botanists, it is a perfect trick adopted in nature to avoid becoming prey to animals. Usually, in pot, it is preferred to keep the squamous bulb seeds semi-exposed, that is only partially underground, for conferring to the plant an ulterior ornamental effect; just from the bulb its peculiar leaves, flat and of obovate shape, branch off, pointed at the apex and hairy only on the lower surface. They get shades of an intense emerald green, pleasantly contrasting with the blackish speckles of the glabrous upper surface!

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Plant care:

It requires exposure to full sun or even partial shade, as long as it still receives a lot of light during all seasons.

It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and above all never below 8 ° C, for this reason it is recommended to place it in sheltered places during the winter.

It is advisable to always keep the soil moist enough, never dry, to prevent the bulb from drying out. Pay attention to stagnant water that could cause rot.

A strongly draining soil is optimal, for example formed by a mixture of peat and pumice so that the water does not stagnate.

They do not need frequent fertilizations, it will be sufficient to dilute fertilizer with watering once a year.