Margaret Louisa Bolus, 1928
||Grit - Mix
Minimum - Medium
Nananthus schooneesii, L.Bolus, 1938.
This member of the Aizoaceae
family was given this name by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus in 1928. It is
found in Bushmanland, Southern South Africa, growing in grit or other well
drained soil with little to some water and some sun. The swollen
root can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the plant will form
a cushion, tvelwe centimetres high and 20 centimetres in diameter, given
the right conditions. The flowers are from yellow to bronze.
The genera name means 'looking
like Aloe' - although I fail to see that! The species is named after
D. H. Schoonees, a South African teacher.
This is a
winter-grower like the other Aloinopsis', but it seems to do
fine at summer as well.