Our April box featuring Graptoveria Moonglow, Aeonium Kiwi, Senecio String of Bananas, and Crassula Tiger's Jaw.
1. Graptoveria Moonglow
Graptoveria ‘Moonglow’ is an attractive succulent plant up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, with large thick greenish-ivory leaves and small upright orange-yellow flowers borne close to the plant. Rosettes get up to 10 inches (25 cm) across and offsets are tight to the parent. Upward facing yellow-orange bells are born on short branches.
Blooms in law winter and early spring.
Gritty, Porous and Well-Drained.
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch (looks best with regular watering in hotter months).
Feed once with a weak fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season (Spring or Summer).
You can propagate Graptoveria ‘Moonglow’ by seeds, leaf cuttings or offsets.
2. Aeonium Kiwi
Aeonium Kiwi - This listing is for a Aeonium Kiwi in a 2 inch or 4 inch size. Some have branches with cute little babies. They vary in color depending on their location in our greenhouse. Some will be more yellow, some greener.
Aeonium Percarneum (Aeonium "Kiwi") is a drought tolerant succulent with branches of variegated, pointed leaves. Its leaves can have up to 4 colors when grown in ideal condition: green, yellow, white, and red. It grows up to 8 inches and produces bell-shaped flowers in winter. It goes dormant in the summer and grows best in cool shade/ winter time.
Full Sun, Partial Sun.
Porous and well-drained sandy soil.
In winter, water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Reduce watering to a minimum in summer when the plant goes dormant.
You can propagate Aeonium Kiwi from leaf cuttings taken when the plant is in its active period.
3. Senecio String of Bananas
Senecio radicans String of Bananas is a fast-growing succulent with vines that can reach at least 3 feet (90 cm) long. The small, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long, green, pointed leaves grow single-file along the cascading stems, with the sides of the leaves partly translucent, allowing sunlight to shine through.
The flowers are small, cinnamon-scented and white in color.
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Reduce watering to a minimum in the winter.
4. Crassula Tiger's Jaw
Faucaria tigrina, also known as Tiger's Jaw Crassula, is a small succulent clump-forming perennial. The leaves are thick, triangular, and light green. They can turn purple when received plenty of sun exposure. On the margins of the leaves, there are upright soft, white (up to 10) teeth in opposite pairs that look like an animal’s jaw.
Tiger's Jaw Crassula produces large silky yellow flowers.
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Reduce watering in the winter.
Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC.
You can propagate Tiger’s Jaw Crassula by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. The easiest way is to propagate from a single leaf: put the leaf in a succulent or cacti mix, then cover until it sprouts.
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