Antimima dualis - 20 seeds

Antimima dualis - 20 seeds


The range of the genus Antimima spreads from southern Namibia southward to the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. A few species are found in the Northern Great Province and the Free State. In general, the plants form dense, symmetrical cushions. The flowers, which can appear throughout the year, are pink to purple and can appear in clusters or be solitary. The genus is closely related to the genus Ruschia, the only real difference being in the seed capsule structure. In general the plants are not finicky and are easily propagated by seed or cutting. Large species do well as rockery plants, while the small species make good pot subjects. Few species of this large genus are cultivated.

A compact succulent plant with pink flowers. A good potted plant.

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Antimima is a "winter" grower which is most active from late winter until later spring and heading for summer dormancy. It is relatively easy to grow. Soil: Requires good drainage as it it is prone to root rot. It can grows outdoor in sunny, dry, rock crevices (protection against winter wet is required) It can also be cultivated in alpine house, in poor, drained soil. Fertilization: It thrives in poor soils and seems sensitive to an excess of potassium. Watering: Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shrivelling, water more abundantly when they are growing in the autumn and spring. Requires little water otherwise its epidermis breaks (resulting in unsightly scars). Light: It needs a bright sunny or light shade exposure in winter, but keep cool and shaded in summer. Hardiness: It prefer a very bright situation and will take a light frost (Hardy to -5°C) if it is in dry soil. USDA zones 9A – 11. Propagation: Seed in spring or (or rarely) cuttings. It is easily propagated by seed