Curly Succulent Plant or Spiral Grass

My mom and my older brother loves gardening and I must say that they have greenthumbs for their plants and flower grow healthy and beautiful. I found this beautiful plant that I learned was Moraea Tortilis with a common name spiral grass or curly succulent. Their leaves curl like telephone cords and they are just cute and simply amazing. I’ve been trying to Google this kind of plant but nothing seems to appear much on the result. Not quite sure now if they are easy to grow or not.

I’m most sure that if my mom sees this kind of plant, she’ll immediately buy some of these and put in her small garden but we’re not sure if this plant is available here in our country.

Anyone know where this plant can be found abundantly?

Source: duitang.com

 

5 thoughts on “Curly Succulent Plant or Spiral Grass

  1. I love the look of this plant. I have never seen it before. Can you please tell me what conditions it likes and where to get some.
    Thanks
    Bonnie

  2. It is native to Namibia and parts of South Africa, I think. It’s a bulb, and probably has very specific needs for water, sun, temperature, dormancy, and so on. I want to try it too, but I have not been able to find it anywhere.

  3. I have seen seeds onlnie but no harvested plants.Here is some info:

    The genus Moraea can be divided into five groups: Galaxia, Gynandriris, Hexaglottis, Homeria, and Moraea. Homeria which was once considered to be a separate genus in the Iridaceae family is now included in Moraea. There are about 32 species of this Moraea subgroup native to southern Africa. They have long narrow basal leaves, sometimes only one per corm and large yellow, pink, orange, or bicolor flowers with six fairly equal tepals. The leaves of some species can be poisonous and are avoided by sheep and cattle and can then multiply freely. Some species have a reputation of being weedy and they are not welcomed in Australia or the United States because of the agricultural concerns. They are not very hardy so there is little danger of their becoming weedy in climates not to their liking. Although the flowers only last a day or two, some of the species produce flowers over a long period.

    Moraea tortilis is a species from Namaqualand where it is often assosciated with quartzite outcrops. It has blue or white short lived flowers with reflexed inner tepals and small nectar guides. Leaves are coiled like a corkscrew.
    Courtesy of bidorbuy.co.za

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