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Has anyone here dared to try to grow Xerophyta? I just recently discovered it at random. I've ordered some X. viscosa seed. Looks like a fascinating, weird, and lovely genus.

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Interesting, I havent tried it. I saw some plants that looked like dormant Xerophtya on the Kelnan plants stand at the Tatton Park flower show this year. I thought Id taken a photo but apparently not :roll:

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There are apparently about 50 species. I've found suppliers of seed of 3 or 4 species. It is surprising that someone hasn't latched on to cultivating and selling them on a large scale, they are really interesting and have lots of lovely scented flowers. And don't need watering for half the year!

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If they are winter growers it may be that light levels in the U.K. don't get high enough for flowering, it will be very interesting to see how you get on


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I've got seeds of Xerophyta hereroenseretinervis, and viscosa on the way. From what I can make out they come from the southern tip of Africa, and are dormant in cold dry winters, and grow in the summer when they receive a lot more rainfall.

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