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Welwitschia Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterDry

Description

Welwitschia genus. These are evergreen, desert-growing perennials with a deep tap root, which has 2 strap-like leaves which are opposite. They are frost tender, min 10C, and will need sun and sharply drained soil. It is difficult to grow as it needs desert conditions, which may succeed in a mixture of stone chippings and leaf mould. You can propagate by seeds when ripe.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Terrestrials

Cultivation

There are slow-growing and frost-tender they will need dry, hot conditions with adequate soil depth. They will need full sun and good drainage. You can propagate from seeds. Is difficult to grow as it needs desert conditions; may succeed in a mixture of stone chipping and leaf mould, in a length of drainpipe to take its long tap root.

Propagation

Seed when ripe.

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