Monanthes lowei (Paiva) Perez & Acebes
Monanthes lowei is a small succulent with loose or rather compact, flat rosettes, up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter, of 15 to 45 leaves. The leaves are green, slightly papillose, rounded and up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long. The flowers are pale yellow and generally distinctly striped with red-brown along the midrib.
USDA hardiness zones 11a to 11b: from 40 °F (+4.4 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Monanthes are easily grown even in very small pots. They all like hot, sunny spots and well-drained soil to thrive.
The only things that can kill these plants are cold, hot blasting sun, and overwatering. They like to have a winter rest period where watering should be reduced to a bare minimum. From early spring, the plants will begin to grow, and watering should be increased gradually until late spring when the plant should be in full growth. Water regularly during the growing period so long as the plant pot is allowed to drain and not sit in a tray of water.
Monanthes may be attractive to a variety of insects, but plants in good condition should be nearly pest-free. Repot it every 2 or 3 years to evaluate the health of the plant and provide a larger growing space being careful not to damage the sensitive roots.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Monanthes.
Monanthes lowei is native to the Savage Islands.
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Monanthes is a genus of small, succulent, subtropical plants of the family Crassulaceae. The about ten species are mostly endemic to the Canary Islands and Savage Islands, with some found on Madeira. Its center of diversity is Tenerife, with seven species occurring on this island. On Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, only M. laxiflora occurs. Monanthes is a rare example where a species re-colonizes the continent from an island, after their ancestors have colonized the island from the continent. [ citation needed ]
Monanthes are not frost-resistant. They are linked with the genera Sempervivum, Greenovia, Aichryson and Aeonium, which is obvious from their similar flowers.
Species of Monanthes differ considerably in life- and growth-form. M. icterica, which is also genetically quite distant to other Monanthes species, is annual, while the other species are perennial.
|Name||Status||Confidence level||Source||Date supplied|
|Sempervivum lowei Paiva||Synonym||TRO||2012-04-18|
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Monanthes - Species
- Monanthes anagensis
- Monanthes brachycaulos
- Monanthes icterica
- Monanthes laxiflora
- Monanthes lowei
- Monanthes minima
- Monanthes muralis
- Monanthes pallens
- Monanthes polyphylla
- Monanthes polyphylla amydros
- Monanthes polyphylla polyphylla
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