This is a small stemless succulent, a small genus of 5 species and Pleiospilos bolusii with its split rock appearance and grey green leaves is sought after by succulent collectors.
From the Eastern Cape area, this is a succulent that grows well in containers, requires very little care and rewards you a fascinating looking plant year-round and bright yellow daisy like flowers in spring to summer.
Pleiospilos bolusii Care
Dormant in the hot summer months Pleiospilos bolusii requires good light, full sun to a little afternoon shade. Care is much the same as for other Pleiospilos species and Mesembs
- A free draining potting mix is essential.
- Use a tall pot to allow for the long tap root.
- Commence watering in late summer, always allowing the soil to dry between waterings.
- In winter the plant will begin to split, it will form new leaves and these replace the old leaves. During this period hold back on watering, wait until the old leaves have fallen away before increasing watering.
- Regular watering is generally restricted to during flowering.
Best from seed, also possible from division.