Unusual in that the flowers are a deep purple to roses red color, Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’ makes a good specimen plant.
The body of the plant is a deep red to purple in colour and has the usual dark spots over the surface.
This is a species that will flower in late winter to spring, the flowers will open on warm sunny days usually as the intensity of the sun increases in the afternoon.
For a mesemb, Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’ is in the large side. It can reach around 3 inches in height (7 cm) with slightly larger spread.
The flowers are best described as daisy like, purple to rose red with a white centre which becomes apparent as they open fully.
How to Grow Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’
A free draining potting mix is essential, and a little water regularly through the period of active growth is also important.
Active growth occurs between the end of summer to spring.
As soon as the summer temperatures begin to drop significantly its time to begin watering.
Good air flow and low humidity are also required as is good sun.
Although often grown as an indoor plant like most Pleiospilos species it is best grown outdoors under cover.