FRITHIA

This genus is a native of the West Transvaal. There is one species.

Frithia pulchra. A small stemless plant, with the leaves arranged in a rosette. These are almost cylindrical, and look as if they had been abruptly cut off, leaving a semi-transparent “window”. The leaves are grey-green and the flower is carmine, white in the centre, and freely produced from June to August. It needs a warm, light position and the compost should be very sandy. In the early part of the year the plant should be kept dry, and in winter moderately moist. Easily grown from seed, flowering in the second year.

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