Cheiridopsis meyeri v minor - 20 seeds
Cheiridopsis minor also known as Cheiridopsis meyeri var. minor, is a compact, mat forming perennial-succulent plant less than 2 cm tall and 5-15 cm in diameter. It is highly branched with short visible internodes, and produces two different types of greenish-grey leaves, the smallest leaves in the genus. The resting pair are united, forming a Conophytum-like body and the pair produced in the growing season are separated. Entire plant sheaths over in summer heat.
Cheiridopsis minor is a "winter" grower which is most active from late winter until later spring and heading for summer dormancy . The growing season in northern hemisphere is from September to March. It is is relatively difficult to grow because rots easily. Paying attention to the particular growing requirement of Cheiridopsis minor is especially important. If you provide the plant with the right conditions, it will reward you with it unique shape and size. However, it is a tricky plant that is very particular about its growing conditions and require the right maintenance in order to keep happy. The plant is dormant and sheaths over in summer heat. Soil: It grows best in sandy-gritty soil and requires good drainage as it it is prone to root rot. It can grows outdoor in sunny, dry, rock crevices (protection against winter wet is required). Fertilization: It thrives in poor soils ans seems very sensitive to an excess of potassium. Watering: Water minimally in summer. Water regularly in winter after the new long green leaves appears at their extremities in autumn after the summer resting period. Requires good drainage. **Fertilization: Be careful not to apply too much fertilizer. Feed it once during the growing season with a fertilizer specifically formulated for cactus and succulents (poor in nitrogen), including all micro nutrients and trace elements diluted to ½ the strength recommended on the label. It thrives in poor soils and need a limited supplies of fertilizer to avoid the plants developing excess vegetation, which is easily attacked by fungal diseases. Light: It needs a bright sunny or light shade exposure in winter, but keep cool and shaded in summer. Ensure a very good ventilation. Hardiness: It prefer a very bright situation and will take a light frost (Hardy to -5°C) if it is in dry soil. USDA zones 9A – 11.