Fancy having a really weird plant in your garden?
Here is a link that might be useful: One weird and amazing plant!
No, because it would rapidly die most of the year here. That one takes very specialized care. The most successful growers I knew used a two-pot system, a tall one holding the plant and a squat one, at the bottom of the pot holding the plant, the ends of the roots tickling the bottom pot.
Yea, I wasnt seriously suggesting one tries growing a Welwitschia at home! Just a sly hint at the difficulties involved in propagating this cool plant.
I thought maybe I'd seen, well not it all, a good enough bit but I've never seen one of those before! Very odd...
Larry, that IS one unusual succulent..
Did you see the flowers? Amazing.
Its about 18mo old from seed.
Oh Johnson, you have one! Coo wul!
John, what are your plans when it's larger? Did you read the article Larry posted?
Wonder how big/old it has to be before blooming???
Well if it does flower there wont be any seeds unless you have a second plant of the opposite sex. Makes a cool plant to have tho!
I read about this a couple of years ago, and when some seed was available I thought I would try it out. I've seen it grown in a clay sewer tile standing on end to accommodate the long tap root--but I have also read that its not necessary---I guess I'll see. As for the fungus, it was a problem --I soaked the seed overnight in Benomyl on this last one and it did fine though. I think I read somewhere that with excellent growing conditions it could flower in 2yrs or so.
Miles has seedlings for sale, or at least did a few weeks ago. I was tempted but didn't go for it.
thanks for posting larry, I enjoyed reading about it. I bet it provides shelter for some animals too.