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Nertera

 

a genus of creeping perennial herbs of the family Rubiaceae. The leaves are oval and opposite. The solitary flowers are four- or five-parted and have tubular or funnel-shaped greenish corollas. The fruit is a two-seeded drupe. There are approximately 12 species of Nertera, distributed in subtropical and tropical regions of the southern hemisphere. The bead plant (Nertera granadensis, or N. depressa) is cultivated in greenhouses and as a house plant; it is common in Central and South America, Tasmania, and New Zealand. The bead plant grows in dense clusters, which are adorned in the summer and autumn with bright orange fruits.

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Add softer greenery like bun moss or even moss from your lawn to add to a trough for the table, including other items such as mind-your-ownbusiness (Soleirolia soleirolii) and bead plant (Nertera granadensis).
Add softer greenery like bun moss or even moss from your lawn to add to a trough for the table, including other items such as mind-your-own-business (Soleirolia soleirolii) and bead plant (Nertera granadensis).
Families can visit the African Bead Plant display, hear storytelling by Mama Sandi, take part in a dance workshop by Dunya Performing Arts Company, enjoy a jazz concert, participate in the Pot- a-Plant activity or get creative at the kids' African beading workshop.
nThe bead plant,Nertera granadensis ,is a few centimetres tall and spreads,hugging the compost surface like a carpet of moss -its name comes from the Greek nerteros meaning low.
The trailing bead plant or string-of-beads,Senecio row-leyanus (pictured),from south-west Africa, is an unusual hanging plant,hard to find in garden centres but easy to propagate -I acquired mine as a cutting from an aunt.
Both kinds of bead plant like a gritty compost,not too rich, bright light and a steady temperature all year with a minimum 10 C (50 F) in winter.
The bead plant, Nertera granadensis is a few centimetres tall and spreads, hugging the compost surface like a carpet of moss - its name comes from the Greek nerteros meaning low.
The trailing bead plant or string-of-beads, Senecio rowleyanus (pictured), from south-west Africa, is an unusual hanging plant, hard to find in garden centres but very easy to propagate - I acquired mine as a cutting from an aunt.
With its affiliated companies, PQ Corporation worldwide currently has 62 inorganic chemical and glass bead plants in 19 countries.