“Drosanthemum” Genus

Drosanthemum Genus Image

Plants in this genus are collectively known as ‘dew flowers.’ The genus belongs to the Ice Plants family. The plant is a native of South Africa especially the wintry, rainy regions of the cape region. There are about 120 species in this genus. The name is derived from two Greek words, ‘drosos’ and ‘anthos’ which mean dew and flowers respectively. It is little wonder that flowers found their way into the genus name since they flower prolifically.

Their flowers are showy are quite showy with colors ranging from white, pink, and red to purple. Flower petals are usually covered with shiny, translucent papillae which give the plant the appearance of having dew. It is the reason plants in the genus are referred to as dew flowers. The shiny papillae also cover the leaves of plants in this genus.

Their leaves are usually small and elongated with the flower sepals being 3-4 millimeters. The sepals are linear and obtuse by the petal and are a little longer growing to 8-9 mm.

Drosanthemum Plants On Succulent City

Drosanthemum Floribundum Image
Drosanthemum Floribundum
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Drosanthemum Hispidum


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