This plant is very precious to us not only because it has special appearance but because it is the only easy-flowering E. paradoxum that we have now. Moreover, it is self-compatible to some extent so it has a potential to proliferate without any siblings.
We have been keen to multiply this however, we have not got a satisfactory result yet. That is because... Please read the Cultivation notes below.
Fig.1 E. paradoxum, no locality.The fewer and longer hairs make the plant look like catching cobwebs .
This is a tough plant for E. paradoxum as it wakes up from dormancy every year sooner or later. If it gets plenty of water at dormancy-breaking period it pops up a new leaf, it may produce a flower stalk if not so.
Problem during the growing season is that the plant would regard it time to have its own leaf whenever the plant is watered enough. Even in flowering or in ripening fruits, If once the plant gets more than a certain amount of water, it will abandon the whole flower stalk and then develop a leaf.
Now you can imagine what happened in our greenhouse before.
Scientific name Eriospermum paradoxum (Jacq.) Ker-Gawl.
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