Once again my Rhodohypoxis and Rhodoxis are out doing them selves.
I did not have room in the tunnel house, to dry store them this year, so just left them to their own way. Rain, hail, frosts, and even a bit of snow this winter.
Rhodohypoxis, are a native to Southern Africa. Mainly in the Drakensberg Mountains. This area is mainly Summer rainfall and dryish Winters. They grow from smallish tubers, flower in spring and summer and die down in winter. They have small flowers no more than 15 cm tall. in colours of Red, Pink and White, and with mixtures in-between.
I use a mix of, 1 bag Daltons potting mix and half a bag of their large pumice, I add a bit more fertiliser, I use “Novatec Premium” not to much or you will only have lots of leaves.
Very easy to divide, as when you de-pot they fall to pieces, or just pull the tubers apart.
Easy to grow from seed, a bit harder to find seed tho. I sow mine on the same mix that I repot in, Put through a wide sieve, to take out the larger mix. Tamp down, water, sow seed and cover with grit. I just leave in the prop house on bench. keep moist and wait. They will usually flower in their second or third year.
I repotted a few of the scarcer ones, and potted on my seedlings, and divided up some of my newer ones.
I'm always finding new ones, but some are just the old forms renamed. I'm always interested in swapping plants. So if you think that you might have one I don’t have, we could do a swap.