Aloinopsis luckhoffii

Aloinopsis luckhoffii

Scientific Name

Aloinopsis luckhoffii (L.Bolus) L.Bolus

Synonyms

Titanopsis luckhoffii (basionym), Nananthus luckhoffii

Scientific Classification

Family: Aizoaceae
Subfamily: Ruschioideae
Genus: Aloinopsis

Description

Aloinopsis luckhoffii is a small succulent that forms dense mats of low, clustered rosettes of light grass-green, bluish-green, or dark purple leaves. The rosettes grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall and up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter. Leaves are thick, up to 0.7 inches (1,8 cm) long, with both surfaces covered with tubercles, and textured with few grayish-white teeth on the upper surface. Flowers are daisy-like, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) in diameter, pale yellow, golden yellow, yellowish-bronze, or salmon pink.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 8a to 11b: from 10 °F (−12.2 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

These plants are popular among collectors. They prefer a very porous potting mix to increase drainage. Aloinopsis are winter growers and need plenty of light. Most are somewhat to extremely cold hardy and bloom in the winter.

Aloinopsis can be cultivated in the ground or in a container. They will grow in the cooler parts of the year and flower in winter if it gets good light. Direct sunlight is essential to bloom well. Aloinopsis is probably dormant in summer, so it is usually recommended not to water much in summer. Do not be surprised if they do not grow at that time. Although Aloinopsis are better treated as winter growers, they will grow anyway in summer if given water. They should be fertilized only once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.

They are propagated by seed or division. Unfortunately, Aloinopsis are prone to red spider mites and root rot. See more at How to Grow and Care for Aloinopsis.

Origin

Aloinopsis luckhoffii is native to South Africa (Cape Province).

Forms

  • Aloinopsis setifera

Links

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Aloinopsis luckhoffii COLD HARDY CACTUS

A gorgeous variety of living stone plant that has pale yellow flowers in the Summer. Prefers a location that offers protection from winter sun. Rock garden plant that also makes a good windowsill plant. Zone 5/6. Sold in 3.5 inch pot shipped via USPS.

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Plants will arrive with roots already (unless specified) and can be planted directly into the garden or in pots. Like Opuntias, make sure that the soil is properly draining (at least 50% mineral).

Place your plants in the garden where they will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. This will ensure that they will store up enough energy to be vibrant, healthy and have lots of flowers.

We suggest covering newly planted Agave with frost cloth or styrofoam the first 2 winters so the roots establish.

We recommend John Spain’s book ‘Growing Winter Hardy Cacti in Cold Wet Climatic Conditions’ for top notch info on how to grow your hardy plants.

Jorge & Daniel
TC DENVER LLC
@DENVERCACTUSCO


Aloinopsis Species, Hardy Living Stone, Pink Cold Hardy Mesemb

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aloinopsis (al-low-in-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: spathulata (spath-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Synonym:Nananthus spathulatus
Synonym:Titanopsis spathulata
Synonym:Nananthus crassipes
Synonym:Titanopsis crassipes
Synonym:Aloinopsis crassipes

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Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping

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USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

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Propagation Methods:

From seed winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:


Aloinopsis luckhoffii

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Aloinopsis luckhoffii

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Origin and habitat: South Africa, Cape Province

Flowers: Daisy-like, silky, pale yellow, golden yellow, yellowish bronze or salmon pink, and quite large (2.5-3 cm in diameter) compared to the tiny leaves.

Blooming season: Should usually bloom at the end of winter if it gets enough light. If it is too cloudy the flowers fail to open entirely.

Cultivation and propagation: They are easy and rewarding plants than can be grown in pots or in the rock-garden. They will grow in the cooler parts of the year, and flower in winter if they gets good light (direct sunlight is essential to bloom well).

Soil: Can be cultivated in the ground (in warm climate) or in a container. The soil should preferably be a very porous potting mix to increase drainage.

Pots: They need small but deep pots to accommodate their tap roots and provide a very good drainage. They can be kept for years in a 7x7 cm pot, and should be repotted only every 2-3 years.

Watering: They come from winter rainfall areas but in cultivation, they can be watered year-round. It is probably dormant in summer, so it is usually recommended not to water much in summer and also reduce watering frequency in winter, but it is a very adaptable species that can grows opportunistically whenever the water availability and growing condition are favourable. Water it less than average if in bigger pots.

Frost tolerance: In cultivation they likes warmth (recommended minimum winter temperature 5° C) however plants kept perfectly dry are quite frost hardy (it is reported to be hardy to at least -12° C if very dry). Outdoors they grow best where there are cold winters, but for safe cultivation it is best to avoid freezing temperatures.

Use: This is a good pot plant suited for a non heated green house. It can be also cultivated outdoors in raised beds, terraces if sheltered from winter rain.

Propagation: Cuttings or seeds. Like most others in this family, this small clump- forming plant is easy to grow from seed.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Origin and habitat: South Africa, Cape Province

Flowers: Daisy-like, silky, pale yellow, golden yellow, yellowish bronze or salmon pink, and quite large (2.5-3 cm in diameter) compared to the tiny leaves.

Blooming season: Should usually bloom at the end of winter if it gets enough light. If it is too cloudy the flowers fail to open entirely.

Cultivation and propagation: They are easy and rewarding plants than can be grown in pots or in the rock-garden. They will grow in the cooler parts of the year, and flower in winter if they gets good light (direct sunlight is essential to bloom well).

Soil: Can be cultivated in the ground (in warm climate) or in a container. The soil should preferably be a very porous potting mix to increase drainage.

Pots: They need small but deep pots to accommodate their tap roots and provide a very good drainage. They can be kept for years in a 7x7 cm pot, and should be repotted only every 2-3 years.

Watering: They come from winter rainfall areas but in cultivation, they can be watered year-round. It is probably dormant in summer, so it is usually recommended not to water much in summer and also reduce watering frequency in winter, but it is a very adaptable species that can grows opportunistically whenever the water availability and growing condition are favourable. Water it less than average if in bigger pots.

Frost tolerance: In cultivation they likes warmth (recommended minimum winter temperature 5° C) however plants kept perfectly dry are quite frost hardy (it is reported to be hardy to at least -12° C if very dry). Outdoors they grow best where there are cold winters, but for safe cultivation it is best to avoid freezing temperatures.

Use: This is a good pot plant suited for a non heated green house. It can be also cultivated outdoors in raised beds, terraces if sheltered from winter rain.

Propagation: Cuttings or seeds. Like most others in this family, this small clump- forming plant is easy to grow from seed.


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