Succulent with stubby sausage-shaped leaves with pink portulaca-like flowers. I like the seedlings – they look like little chubby hands. From that seedling stage, they're not in hurry to get any bigger: the photo at top was taken four months later than the photo at right. My first attempt at overwintering this species failed – I hope that this year's try, with seedlings set out both in the nursery area and in hypertufa pots, will be more successful.
||drought-tolerant, needs well-drained soil
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (54%G, 3-20d)
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July 02, 2013