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  Aloinopsis rubrolineata CACTUSPEDIA       

 


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The flowers are yellow with beautifully red striped petals.

Family: Aizoaceae (Mesebrianthemaceae)

Scientific name:  Aloinopsis rubrolineata (N.E.Br.) Schwantes

Origin:  South Africa S.E. of Graff Renet

Description: Low multi-branching, mat-forming mesembs, will eventually form large caudex in time.
Leaves: Thick dark olive green tongue-like, finely warty and textured that form low rosettes.
Flowers: Golden with red midstripe in winter.
Roots: Has a gorgeous, tuberous root system.
Remarks: A. rubrolineata has a gorgeous, thick root system and when it is potted up, the plant can be progressively raised over the ground so that some of the roots can be seen and is especially cultivated for their looks. Architecturally it is a real stunner. When the "caudex" shape of the raised roots is adequately in evidence this plant is incomparable. They also tend to grow more "heads" when they are raised.
 

 


Cultivation:
It grows, and flowers, in winter if it gets good light. Need full sun to part sun but should be protected from excessive heat and sun in summer  as it  will redden with more light exposure. Regular water in summer, keep quite dry in winter. Needs deeper pot and excellent drainage to accommodate the tap root. It is also perfect for the bright windowsill. Frost hardy to -12 C
Propagation: Cuttings or (rarely) seeds

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