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  Titanopsis calcarea (Marloth) Schwantes
  Family Name : Aizoaceae

  Common Names : Concrete Leaf, Sheep's Tongue, Carpet Leaf

 
Concrete Leaf,Sheep's Tongue,Carpet Leaf
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Succulent Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      South Africa
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Succulent forming mats.
      Foliage: Fleshy, grey or blue-green leaves are arranged in rosettes up to 7.5 cm wide. The 2.5 cm-long leaves have a truncated tip which is covered in tiny, pebble-like tubercles.
      Flowers: Yellow to orange, funnel-shaped flowers (2 cm wide) have numerous stamens and narrowly elongated petals.
      Fruits: The dry, dehiscent fruit is a brown capsule.
      Cultivation :
      It is best grown in a sandy, well-drained soil with little organic matter. Water and feed very sparingly, using only a dilute fertilizer to feed it on rare occasion. Plants begin to flower at 2 years of age.  
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils, Low Humidity / Aircon
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Division
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Silver / Grey
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Rough, Thick
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Silver / Grey
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Rough, Thick
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Rosulate / Rosette
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Obovate)
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Truncate
      Foliar Base :
      Truncate / Square
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Solitary
      Flower Location :
      Axillary
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Brown
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit (Capsule)

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