Xerophyta retinervis

Justin Smith oothal@hotmail.com
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 07:33:59 PDT
Hi Marie-Paule,


From all that I have been able to find about Xerophyta it has been known to grow roots again. Well this plant grows roots down along the entire length of the stem from what I understand. Mine are fairly short and don't have much stem. It stands to reason that if any of the roots get moisture that they should start to grow longer. I think you said yours was in pumice. If so I would mix sand and organic material in some water and pour that onto the pumice. To fill in the voids. Keep that very moist all of the time, don't let it dry out between waterings. This plant loves lots of water. 



Woodville, TX 8b/9a






> Hello Justin,
> I have read the link that You gave, fascinating. Justin when I bought my 
> plant they send it with no roots, that is what I was remembering now, so I’m 
> afraid that is maybe the problem that the plant won’t grow? I hope not, 
> because You mentioned that they hate repotting. It was send with now soil, 
> so that is repotted from the nursery to me.
> So if that is the problem do they make roots again? L
> Kind Regards,
> Marie-Paule

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