Xerophyta sprouting?

Leo A. Martin leo1010@attglobal.net
Fri, 05 Mar 2004 19:35:39 PST

> Is this a plant or seeds?  If a plant, try burning it.  In the wild,
> Xerophyta retinervis often looks dead for months on end. In winter a fire
> sweeps through the grass, the Xerophyta plants are burned, and they
> immediately begin to sprout.  If seeds, perhaps try smoke.

Seed. The first pot has been outside for over a year. I just planted 
another pot. I put a 2-cm layer of wood ash on top of the soil and 
watered well. Then we had a nice rain spell with over 2cm rain at my 
house over about 12 hours. I'll keep the list posted.

Thank you,

Leo A. Martin
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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