Xerophyta Retinervis - Black Stick Lily - Indigenous Bulb - 10 Seeds
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There are 50 species in this genus, of which nine occur in South Africa. The genus name is derived from the Greek xeros, meaning dry, and phytos, meaning plant, referring to the ability of the genus to withstand desiccation. The Latin word retinervis means with a network of veins. Widespread but never abundant, Xerophyta retinervis occupies a very specialized ecological niche in seasonally high rainfall regions, growing in grasslands on rocky outcrops and cliffs with shallow soil. It can survive long periods of desiccation, as well as very cold conditions. This species is distributed through KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Limpopo, North-West and Swaziland.
USDA Zone - 9/10
Season to Sow - Autumn / Spring