Fat plants

Mesembriantemo - Mesembryantemum

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GeneralitŠ°

Originally from southern Africa, the monthbryantemum genus in the past included about a thousand species, today has been dismembered into numerous genera. The species currently indicated with the traditional denomination are used to cultivate the escarpments, the rock gardens and for the borders.

They are succulent, herbaceous plants, sometimes with shrubs and some others without stems.

The leaves are fleshy, conical or pyramidal, green or glaucous or purple.


The flowers

Showy and lively they are of the most varied colors: white, yellow from red to purple pink and orange.

The petals are long and narrow and hatch in daylight and in some species only in direct sunlight.

The fruit is a capsule that opens and closes automatically in humid conditions.

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