04 January 2016

Talinum paniculatum



Commonly known as:
  • Old Ladies' Hatpin
  • Pink baby-breath
  • Jewels of Opar



Talinum paniculatum, Old Ladies' Hatpin, Pink baby-breath, Jewels of Opar,
Jewels of Opar do very well in containers indoors in a sunny window




Talinum paniculatum, Old Ladies' Hatpin, Pink baby-breath, Jewels of Opar,
Small pinkish-red flowers on wiry stems


 
  • Easy care succulent from the Southwest   
  • Well suited for indoors with adequate bright light.
  • A tender perennial with wiry flower stalks topped by a spray of bright pink flowers and ruby-like seedpods. 
  • Has a tuberous Ginseng-like root, 
  • Drought tolerant. Likes a well drained soil. No soggy or flooded soils.
  • Chronic over watering can kill the plant, let the soil dry.
  •  Fertilize at one-third strength during the growing season.


In this novel Tarzan returns to Opar, a lost colony of fabled Atlantis











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