2.5" Pleiospilos nelii 'Royal Flush' "Purple Split Rock"
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Whereas the true Pleisopilos nelii has a silky golden-apricot flower, 'Royal Flush' has a deep rose flower with a white center. The genus Pleiospilos is part of the family Aizoaceae, which includes the various forms of plants known as ice plants and those known as mimicry plants. Porous soil with excellent drainage. It is preferable that the soil does not contain much organic material, such as peat moss and that the plant is not fertilized with heavy nitrogen as this can cause an explosion of soft, flabby growth that can make the plant prone to bacterial rots. Decomposed granite is often an excellent media as it has many trace minerals and is similar to the South African quartz fields where these and others of the "stone mimicry" are found growing. Excellent in a small windowsill pot or with other mimicry plants that have similar ecological needs.
SURVIVE & THRIVE
Recommended pairings: Pleiospilos nelii “Split Rock”
Bloom time: Summer to fall
Size: To 4" in diameter
Porous soil with excellent drainage (extra pumice or perlite recommended)
Bright light with ample airflow
Water thoroughly during active growing season when soil is completely dry to the touch (will not tolerate waterlogged soils)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b (25-30° F)
Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.