Living Stones

Oophytum nanum – Living Stones Seed x20

$3.70

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Living Stones

Oophytum nanum

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List)

This plant is native to Namaqualand, South Africa.  It is a quartz lover and is found growing on big outcrops of quartz and commonly on quartz plains. The quartz pebbles protect the plants from the fierce summer sun by reflecting a great deal of light and heat. Each species is found in a small area of habitat that does not encroach on others. These habitats are so specialised that Oophytum do not naturalize outside their chosen area.

Individual plants consist of one pair of oval, bulbous, fused, leaves and almost no stem. The crease between the leaves contains the growing and flowering point from which new leaves and flowers emerge. The top surface of the leaves have a translucent ‘window’ which allows sunlight to enter for photosynthesis. Leaf colour is a milky green to purplish-brown depending on the season and the flower is a bright buttercup yellow.

Offered is a packet of 20 seeds with Grownotes to assist you.

All my seed travels with bubble wrap protection 

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Item specifics

Plant Habit: Dwarf, Flowering Common Name: Living Stones
Climate: Dry, Sub-tropical, Temperate Season of Interest: Winter
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Light
Genus: Oophytum Type: Cacti
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: nanum Soil Type: Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 3 (-5 to 0 °C)
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