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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lobivia tiegeliana v. pusilla

Libivia tiegeliana 'pusilla' as well as many other Lobivias are native to Bolivia, as one can guess from the genus name. All Lobivias are compact plants, free blooming with showy flowers and hence very popular in cultivation. 
Lobivia tiegeliana 'pusilla' is one of the smaller plants in the genus, low-growing with fleshy roots. In nature plants usually grow flat with the ground most of the year, contracting under the soil to endure drought periods. In culture plants grow larger forming depressed round stems. Mature plants produce several waves of  blooms over the season. Flowers are pink, red, purple or white.

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