Monday, January 24, 2011

February meeting

Conophytums
Presented by Dr. Matt Opel

Saturday, February 19 from 1-4 pm
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

This months we will learn about Conophytums, tiny plants that come in a huge diversity of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures.  There is something in this genus to interest everyone.  Although uncommon, they are extremely popular with a small, dedicated group of growers.  They grow and flower during the short, cool days of winter providing entertainment and color when many other plants are dormant.  Conophytums are easy keepers.  They can often be kept in 2" pots for many years and grow well on sunny window sills or under lights.   Whether you already have a few at home or have never heard of the plants you are sure to learn something new from this month's program.

Our speaker is Dr. Matthew Opel, a well know Conophytum expert.  He completed his phD. research on these plants and was a co-authors of the book "Dumpling and his Wife: New Views on the Genus Conophytum".  Later this year he will be speaking about Conophytums at the Cactus and Succulent Society of America National Conference.

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