Aloinopsis rosulata (Kensit) Schwant.
Mesembryanthemum rosulatum, Acaulon rosulatum, Aistocaulon rosulatum, Nananthus rosulatus
Aloinopsis rosulata is a low-growing succulent with a rosette of thick green-grey leaves arising from a thick taproot up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter. The leaves are spathulate, with a tough hard texture, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long and up to 0.7 inches (1.8 cm) wide. The whole plant will only rice up to 4 inches (10 cm) across. It is a winter grower and produces pale pink flowers sporting red midline stripes.
USDA hardiness zone 8a to 11b: from 10 °F (−12.2 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aloinopsis are popular among collectors. They are winter growers and need plenty of light. Most are somewhat too extremely cold-hardy and bloom in the winter. Aloinopsis can be cultivated in the ground or a container. They will grow in the cooler parts of the year and flower in winter if it gets good light (direct sunlight is essential to bloom well).
Aloinopsis is probably dormant in summer, so it is usually recommended not to water much in summer. Don't be surprised if they don't grow at that time, but although Aloinopsis are better treated as winter growers, they will grow anyway in summer if given water. Aloinopsis will survive mild frost if kept dry. They can tolerate down to about 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius). They prefer a very porous potting mix to increase drainage.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Aloinopsis.
Native to South Africa (Eastern Cape and Western Cape).
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