Xerophyta retinervis

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:17:03 PDT
> Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 21:18:36 -0500
> From: Justin Smith

> Has anyone tried growing Xerophyta retinervis? I found on the internet
> some old PBS forum notes about this plant but not much information.
> I have grown this plant for the past 3 years and find it totally amazing
> and very hard to kill. Anyone else grow them?

Hello Justin,

How did you get plants? I got seeds to sprout many times but they never
grew. They just sat there for months to a year, tiny, until I forgot to

I was told some related Brazilian Vellozia species are in cultivation at
Bonn. The Vellozia I saw in Brazil and Madagascar grew either on rocks in
shallow detritus mats or in shallow sand over rocks.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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