Drosanthemum hispidum Seeds

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Drosanthemum hispidum, commonly known as hairy dew flower, is a perennial succulent ground covering plant belonging to the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. D. hispidum is native to South Africa, specifically in the western cape province. This species has hair covered stems and short cylindrical fleshy leaves that are bright green and tend to turn red at the tips with increased sun exposure. D. hispidum measures 6 inches tall and 3 feet wide at maturity. Pink to purple daisy-like flowers emerge in late spring to summer, covering the ground in bright colors. This species is grown as an ornamental plant for its ground covering growth and showy flowers. D. hispidum grows best in full sun to partial shade, sitting in well-draining soils. Water the plant adequately during summer and sparingly during the winter. It is a drought-tolerant species and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. Allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings. USDA plant hardiness zones 9b to 11b.

Drosanthemum hispidum seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but the soil should not remain soaking wet. Cloning boxes, ziplock bags, and other containers that retain humidity are ideal to store sown pots. Use a well-draining sterilized soil mix. Seeds should be sown directly on top of the potting mixture and lightly covered with a thin layer of sand or potting mix, just enough to cover the seeds. Germinating pots should be kept indoors, out of extreme light and heat. Ideal germination temperatures range from 70°F to 80°F. Germination typically takes 1 to 3 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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