Ruschia

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John J

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Ruschia
« on: March 10, 2017, 01:57:25 PM »
These tough little succulents from southern Africa tend to be rather overlooked. I believe this is R. pulvinaius. The photo has washed out the colour a bit, the flowers are more pink than they appear. 
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)