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flowers are yellow with beautifully red striped petals.
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
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