Argyroderma - Stone Plant
DESCRIPTION: This group of succulent plants is originally from South Africa. Commonly known as Stone Plants, these chubby, stem-less leaves resemble pebbles with a silvery sheen. They consist of a pair of fleshy leaves, either in clusters or singly, up to an inch high. They produce small, yellow or purple flowers. A. ringens is a clustering variety that can tolerate low, but not freezing, temperatures, as long as they are kept dry. In late summer, 1/4-inch, purple flowers are produced.
POTTING: These plants must have very well-drained potting soil to prevent decay. Extremely gritty soil is the best. They are great for growing in greenhouses or windowsills.
PROPAGATION: Seeds are usually used for propagation, but heads can be removed from clusters and rooted.
VARIETIES: A. ringens; A. octophyllum; A. testiculare.
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