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Does Mesembryanthemum die down in late summer?

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I /California, I have had a potted "Mesembryanthemum sp." (not a typical iceplant, No flower that I have seen, more like a window-plant or baby-toes, about two inches tall and half-to-one inch diameter, light green) very healthy for a couple of months, then over a two-week period all of them shrivelled back into a dried husk. Is this natural? Will they come back? Should I let them go dry or keep watering?

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It may be that this was an annual Mesem. That used to be called Mesmbryanthemum criniflorum, they are very poorly rooted and might dry out more easily than a perennial species. Once shrivelled they are unlikely to return, sorry.

30 Aug, 2009

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