Lachenalia pusilla forms a rosette of four to six leaves with the flower erupting from its center. There is some variation to the leaf shape, ranging from linear to lanceolate and can be plain or spotted. The flower stem (peduncle) is very short resulting in flowers opening almost at ground level.
Pronunciation: lak-en-AH-ee-uh pus-ILL-uh
Species Meaning: Insignificant, weak
Lachenalia pusilla is native to South Africa.
The one in Gondwana has a bark mulch and this may have been a bad idea given that the leaves lay flat on the surface. This may cause the leaves to rot faster than they should. The ones in the greenhouse have a sand mulch and this seems to be much better for them.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20138
Found in Gondwana,
One is planted in Gondwana above the intersection of the main path wall and the first level wall. The other two are in a pot in the greenhouse where they will remain for the first winter.
We acquired this plant from Cooperch999.