Tillandsias, Mesembs, orchids, herbalism, art, pensive musings, and gardening on sand dunes.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Please Don't Call Me Lithops (Though I'm Awesome, Too)
I can't believe I found this mint-green cutie at a big-box store in the spring. They only had one, and it was labeled as a Lithops. It's an Argyroderma, or "silver skin" mesemb, and ain't it gorgeous?? Despite the cool and refreshing color, Argy seems to like a LOT of sun, so it's outside to catch the morning rays, then inside during the hot afternoons. Seems to want about as much water as cousin Lithops, in other words, not much. I'd love to find more of this genus someday. They hail from Namaqualand.