They suffered in the first hot sunny days we had which reduced the numbers. These last six are doing well but boy are they slow. I think if they can be kept in the family my great grand children may be able to show their children a Mitrophyllum flower
It's amazing how delicate the desert succulents are and how sensitive they are to very bright sunlight. It's not as if our brightest days have any comparison to what they encounter in habitat.
I'm still learning as I've only been growing succulents since the 70s. The carnivorous plants love the hot sunny days as long as their roots are wet. Water many of the mesembs on a hot day and they'll just sit and rot.
stevebooth: I don’t begrudge them the Sphagnum, it’s what is with it that I covet, plus they seem to totally remove the top layer and use the lower levels, I have hopefully rendered many of the pots more birdproof this afternoon.
Jun 6, 2021 21:04:52 GMT
dvg: So apparently the UK variant somehow commingled with the Indian variant to make a super love-child that's been named the Delta Strain...
Jun 9, 2021 22:48:04 GMT
dvg: Sheesh...sounds like the sequel to another bad Chuck Norris movie series
Jun 9, 2021 22:50:01 GMT
dvg: Silent Rage mighta been more fitting...it's about a mutant that refuses to die...
Jun 9, 2021 22:51:06 GMT
fredg: Hmmmm sounds more like a description of corky's pal
Jun 10, 2021 7:14:52 GMT
dvg: You'll know he's powering up when he downs a half bottle of mezcal, to claim the worm at the bottom
Jun 10, 2021 22:23:45 GMT
stevebooth: The first new outside pitcher of the year has opened today, that’s some difference to the greenhouse plants. The flowers are looking nice though.
Jun 11, 2021 7:01:40 GMT