Short rigidly curved leaves horny-edged in very compact, tight rosettes. Manda's clone (we bought this in the mid 70s at Manda's Greenhouses in N.J.), habit of an extreme skinny aethiopica type but with a more out-arched habit: A dependable dwarf houseplant subject tolerating very unfavorable conditions. Coloration can vary from green to some banding on this slow growing but distinct plant, depending on level of light saturation and on amount of fertilizer. Unusual even though it may be yet another aethiopica collection originally. Best inquire as to availability before ordering as this is quite slow to propagate, and seems much in demand by Asian collectors. Slow to produce, so sometimes availabilty is limited.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×