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Neohenricia sibbetti

Neohenricia sibbettii is a South African endemic occuring with a patchy distribution from Victoria West in the Great Karoo to Fauresmith in the Free State Province, and localised in the Eastern Cape. Altitude: grows about 3500 above sea level. Habitat and Ecology: It grows in crevices or shallow gritty pans on sandstone, rarely on dolerite. Neohenricia sibbettii is a a tiny cryptic succulent with minuscule club-shaped leaves with a flat or (in cultivation) roundish rugose top. It is one of the smallest species in the huge Mesembryanthemum family and can make a very impressive mound if grown nicely; they are most impressive under the closeup lens.
Remarks: Neohenricia is a small (tiny) cousin of similar looking species like Titanopsis, Aloinopsis, Rhinephyllum all with rough leaves but its tiny flowers on summer nights exhale a powerful tropical fragrance, perhaps the finest odour of all Mesembs — mixture of pineapple,coconut, and something musky. The collective scent can be detected many metres apart. What is really interesting that at the beginning the colour of the flowers is whitish or greenish not lilac or purple. But after a day or two it becomes normal purple colour.
Cultivation and Propagation: Neohenricia sibbettii is a "winter grower" which is most active in autumn and early spring and heading for summer dormancy, but in favourable growing conditions it keeps going over the summer too and doesn't need particular care. It should be grown in smallest pots or trays and is very active in summer. It is quite hardy and can take a light frost and in dry warm-temperate regions these succulents make very impressive out door ground covers. Growing rate: It is vigorous and quick-growing, speedily forming lateral shoots and low mats.
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