Tag Archives: Othonna

Othonna auriculifolia 3

One flower head pretending to be three

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Othonna auriculifolia 2

More pictures to come.

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Othonna auriculifolia 1

Tuberous Othonnas are not very common in cultivation, mainly due I suppose because they are difficult to propagate. Taking cuttings is not really an option and seeds are hard to get and to germinate. It can hardly be caused by … Continue reading

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Othonna euphorbioides

The specific epithet means looking like a Euphorbia and refers to the spines, which in reality are persistent petioles (leaf stalks). The plants occur in Namaqualand, from Kamieskroon to Steinkopf and further west. Their typical habitat is cracks in granite … Continue reading

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Othonna filicaulis

Photographed near Montagu, 13 July 2010

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Under cover; ways and means of conserving water

When looking at all those beautiful and unusual forms, colours and textures in succulents, it is easy to think that all that is there  for our enjoyment.  I’m afraid  that is not the case; most of it is purely functional. … Continue reading

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