Dorotheanthus bellidiformis . It is a species of succulent plant belonging to the aizoáceas family . It is native to South Africa .
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- 2 Description
- 3 Crop
- 4 Sources
- Margaret of Livingstone
- Magic carpet
It is a small succulent, upholstery or creeping plant, evergreen that reaches a size of 15 cm in height. It has succulent and lanceolate leaves and the flowers arranged in daisy-like heads and in bright shades of red, pink, yellow or white depending on the variety, it blooms in [[summer].
- Easy to grow.
- Suitable for dry and warm places.
- They need a lot of sun.
- The flowers open in the heat of the sun .
- They do not resist frost. The plant disappears with the first frosts, hence it is cultivated as an annual.
- Soil rather poor and sandy.
- He doesn’t like compact, wet soil.
- Live well on slopes and stony ground.
- Irrigation : infrequent, but do not leave it in summer and if there is prolonged drought .
- Fertilizer: fertilize with full fertilizer in autumn .
- Remove withered flowers .
- Cut dry or very long shoots at the end of winter .
- Pests and diseases: mealybugs and mold rot.
- Renew the plants every 3 years so that they do not lose vigor.
- Multiplication: by cuttings in summer or by seeds in spring .
- Sown or transplanted in a dense way, it constitutes a true tapestry of multicolored flowers.
- The sowing is done in a seedbed in early spring, with transplanting to the ground afterwards or to a pot. Keep the surface moist, not wet. Exclude light , darkness is necessary. Closure in a polythene bag . The Germination usually takes 15-21 days.
- When the seedlings are fairly stable, transplant and grow in cooler conditions for 10-15 days before being planted outdoors, avoiding the last frost of winter . Leave a distance of 30 cm between plants.