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Titanopsis primosii

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Scientific Name

Titanopsis schwantesii (Dinter ex Schwantes) Schwantes

Synonyms

Titanopsis primosii

Scientific Classification

Family: Aizoaceae
Subfamily: Ruschioideae
Genus: Titanopsis

Description

Titanopsis primosii is a local or morphological form of the variable Titanopsis schwantesii. It distinguishes for the upper surface with chunky white, grey or flesh-colored regular warts which look very rock-like in habitat. It is a mat forming succulent with rosettes up to 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. The flowers are bright yellow with flesh colored tips (occasiaonally orangish or pinkish) and up to 0.8 inch (2 cm) in diameter.

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How to Grow and Care

Titanopsis is an attractive but quite unusual plant because of its formation. The plant grows as a dwarf succulent and produces thick truncated leaves that have crumpled surface. These unusual leaves display all the hues of red, purple, green, cream and blue throughout the year. The maintenance of Titanopsis is not difficult. They need a sandy substrate with little organic material. They are winter grower, and should be kept relatively dry in summer. They should also be kept dry when the temperature is below 45° F (7° C). Division of larger clumps is possible in some cases, but as most species have tuberous rootstocks and offset slowly, seed production is the most common method of propagation. Sow it in spring and it should start flowering after two years… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Titanopsis.

Origin

Native to Southern Namibia.

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