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Huernia

This Huernia verekeri is the first plant which flowered in one of my aquaculture boxes. This picture was taken in Nov 1998.

Huernia verekeri is an easy species to grow. The trouble I have with it is a scale infestation on a large specimen. If you don't use an insecticide, scale is very difficult to eradicate. On a large plant, it is almost impossible to remove all the bugs with a stiff spray of water -- too many nooks and crannies.

Jul 1998: Huernia aquaculture, flower Jul 1998: Huernia aquaculture, buds

When grown well, the species will flower readily. I've no idea how to make it set seeds, though, and I've no idea whether it is self-fertile or not.

This species of Huernia also does well in soil. A well fed specimen will produce flowers, even if it consist of only two or three stems.

April 2000

This set of four pictures were taken in April 2000. The first shows the structure on the plant from which buds and flowers appear. The second shows a wider view of the same plant.

The flower is shown in some detail in the last picture. As in the case of other succulents, I have not made any headway in getting their flowers pollinated. I'm not even sure where the pollen is stored. I think they are a bit more difficult to pollinate as compared with cactus flowers.


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