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Welwitschia mirabilis

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Features

  • Height0.25m to 0.35m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourRed

Description

Welwitschia mirabilis. The leaves of this species are leathery and about 2.4m long and 1m wide, split into multiple strips. The scarlet-coloured cones are set in groups of up to 20 on stalks, about 30cm long.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Terrestrial

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

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.

Propagation

Seed when ripe.

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