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January 2021 Succulent Subscription Box Care Guide

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January 2021 Succulent Subscription Box Care Guide

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It's the start of 2021 and we're ringing in the New Year with these 4 plants: Echeveria Agavoides Christmas, Haworthia African Pearl, Haworthia Batesiana and Crassula Ivory Towers 

1. Echeveria Agavoides Christmas

Echeveria Agavoides Christmas

Echeveria Christmas is a beautiful, rosette-forming succulent with a tight, up to 8 inches (20 cm) wide rosette of fleshy, apple-green leaves with a strong reddish tinge near the edges and a darker red terminal spine.

 Average, Well-Drained, Gritty.

 Needs occasional water in the summer.

 Sun, Mostly Sun.

 By stem or leaf cuttings.

USDA Zone 9b - 11

2. Haworthia African Pearl 

Haworthia African Pearl

Haworthia Reinwardtii, so-called "African Pearls", is one of the most striking Haworthia with narrow pointy leaves marked with bumpy, raised white spotty bands.

 Bright light, but not direct sunlight.

 Use a cactus mix or very fast-draining potting soil mixed with sand.

 Water deeply when soil is dry and let water drain out completely.

USDA Zone 10a-11

3. Haworthia Batesiana

Haworthia Batesiana

Haworthia Batesiana has miniature rosettes with translucent bright green leaves marked with a net of deeper green. These succulent leaves have smooth margins and a terminal white spine. Rosettes offset freely to form dense clumps.

 Bright light, but not direct sunlight.

 Use a cactus mix or very fast-draining potting soil mixed with sand.

USDA Zone 10a-11

4. Crassula Ivory Towers 

Crassula Ivory Towers

Crassula Conjuncta, also called "Ivory Towers", is native to South Africa. It has attractive silvery green leaves with deep red rims. The leaves are very similar to that of Crassula Perforata String of buttons, but are fleshier and grow more compact.

 Regular mixes for cacti and succulents, Mixture of regular potting soil, bird sand and pumice.

 Minimum of 3 hours direct sunlight per day.

 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.

 Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC.

 Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.

USDA Zone 9a-10a

 

 

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