Argyroderma subalbum

We recently visited the Kirstenbosch Gardens. In the succulent house I am came across this little gem, hiding amongst a load of larger plants.

Argyroderma subalbum is native to the Knersvlakte, Little Namaqualand and features smoky purple flowers in winter. See a pic of it in bloom here.

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3 Responses to Argyroderma subalbum

  1. Niall February 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    wow! this is great. I have had a couple of similar ones in Durban but they always seem to rot in our rainy, humid, summer.

  2. mol-d February 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    i can imagine. it is the wrong climate for them. they grow in semi-arid areas with long dry summers and rainfall in the winter months. the opposite of durban.

  3. hong February 22, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Looks like a beautiful jade. So fresh and beautiful purple flower when in bloom.

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