Nananthus

 

Nananthus is made up of a dozen of species of mesemb from central South Africa. It is related to Aloinopsis and Titanopsis.

Coming from a more continental part of South Africa, they will tolerate intense heat, as well as some frost. They should be lightly shaded in summer.

They generally bloom in the fall. The flowers are 0.75 inch wide (2 cm) yellow, with occasionally some red.

Most species develop large root systems, and need to be kept in a large pot. This also means that the soil mix needs to have an excellent drainage to avoid root rot. They are sometimes planted so that some of the root system is shown.

Species and varieties
Nananthus aloides
Nananthus vittatus
Nananthus luckhoffii synonym of Aloinopsis luckhoffii
Nananthus malherbei synonym of Aloinopsis malherbei (Giant Jewel Plant)
Nananthus peersii synonym of Aloinopsis peersii
Nananthus schooneesii synonym of Aloinopsis schooneesii
Nananthus soehlemannii synonym of Aloinopsis peersii
Nananthus transvaalensis synonym of Nananthus aloides

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