throughout the Western and Northern Cape.
highly variable specie. The leaves are glabrous, oblong elliptic in shape, between
50-80mm in size, they form several basal rosettes, a thickened taproot is present. Plant
can reach a height of 200mm.
A spike-like inflorescence appears in autumn. 1-3 pairs of bracts without
axillary flowers are present, petals have prominent terminal dorsal appendages.
Propagation: Seeds and cuttings. Sow
seeds in autumn. Plants root easily from cuttings, place cuttings in
clean river sand, mist every three to four days, roots should appear with
Full sun, protect against frost, water every two weeks from autumn to
spring (careful watering required in winter). Plants grow well in a
well-drained mineral soil. Feed plants every second or third
Max H. Michael