February 2020 Subscription Box Care Guide

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February 2020 Subscription Box Care Guide

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We introduce our February Subscription Box featuring 4 types of lovely succulent plants. Read more to find out about this month plants and their care guide.

1. Ghost Plant


  

 Graptopetalum paraguayense (Ghost Plant) is a colorful, succulent perennial with up to 6 inches (15 cm) wide rosettes, holding thick, triangular, pointed, flat leaves that range in color from pale blue to light purple. The fleshy rosettes spread on stems creating a low spreading colony up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall.

 The flowers are 0.8 inch (2 cm) wide and white in color, with small red specks.

 All of the plants will be shipped bare root.

 Full sun. Perfect for a sunny window.

 Water during the summer and spring. Reduce water in the winter, but keep hydrated enough to retain its leaves.

 Keep at least 50ºF (10ºC) at all times; if you keep temperatures of 60ºF (16ºC) or higher during the winter, the plant may retain its leaves.

 A well-drained succulent mix, with an ideal pH around 6.0 (slightly acidic).

 Fertilize during spring and summer with controlled-release fertilizer or liquid fertilizer according to label directions.

 

2. Sedum Donkey Tail


  

 Sedum Burrito, also known as Burro's Tail or Donkey's Tail Succulent, is native to Mexico. It is an easy-to-grow perennial succulent and can tolerate any types of soil with good drainage. It has rounded and fleshy silver-green leaves that are densely packed on hanging stems.

 Ship bare root.

 Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil. 

 Water deeply when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. 

 Full Sun. 

 As the old leaves fall on the soil, they will take root and grow into a whole new plant.

 Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

 

3. Graptoveria Amethorum

 

 Graptoveria Amethorum is a rare hybrid succulent plant. It forms rosette up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter with very plum, grayish green leaves with lighter margins. Blushes violet in bright light.

 Full sun, Partial Sun.

 A well-drained succulent mix, with an ideal pH around 6.0.

 Only needs occasional water. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the rosette to prevent rot and fungal diseases.

 Feed once with a weak fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season (Spring or Summer).

 You can propagate Graptoveria ‘Debbie' by seeds, leaf cuttings or offsets.

 

4. Sempervivum Calcareum

 

 It is a succulent perennial plant that can reach 6 inches (15 cm) tall.

 Its rosettes are beautifully symmetrical with a dome shape. The leaves are blue-green and have pointy burgundy tips.

 Sempervivum calcareum forms dense mats by multiplying via short-stalked offsets.

 In summer, some mature rosettes produce clusters of starry, yellow-eyed, light pink flowers on thick stalks.

 The rosettes that flower will naturally die afterwards, but by this time, the plant has likely produced many offsets that will continue to grow.