Native to sub-Saharan Africa, so probably quite tender. My single seedling grew healthily but slowly under the basement lights, but started really taking off when the weather turned warm, after it had been set outside. At first, it produced long sprawling leafy stems. Then suddently, in early August, it was blooming. Reportedly, flowers open only in the morning – something I've yet to confirm for myself. A curiosity, for sure – but I like curiosities.
||prefers moist soil
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F (10d) - sandpapered - 70F (22d; 38%G, 13-17d) - sandpapered - 70F (25%G, 6d). Only 25% of sprouted seeds developed.
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August 02, 2014