March 2020 Subscription Box Care Guide

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March 2020 Subscription Box Care Guide

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March is finally here. Let's welcome March with our subscription box featuring 4 types of succulents: Aeonium Green Platters, Crassula Moonglow, Pachyveria Little Jewel, Crassula Mesembryanthemoides. Read more to find out about their care guide.

 

 

1. Aeonium Green Platters


   

Aeonium Green Platters or Aeonium Pseudotabuliforme is a succulent plant with flat rosettes up to 6-10 inches wide of rounded and shiny green leaves, easy to care. It blooms yellow flowers in spring on a pyramidal inflorescence though quite infrequently. It is perfect as a groundcover or in containers.

 Full sun, Partial sun, Partial shade.

 Porous and well-drained potting mix.

 This plant only needs a low to moderate amount of water. Water thoroughly only when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely.

 You can easily propagate Aeonium Green Platters by stem cuttings.

USDA zones: 9 – 11
 Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F

 

2. Crassula Moonglow


  

Crassula Moonglow has thick fleshy gray-green leaves that form compact square rosettes stacked on top of each other like a tower as high as 18 inches. The plant needs a lot of support so that the stacked column will not fall over. Its leaves are covered with fine short hairs, giving it a chalky fuzzy look.

 Full sun. Full shade is not recommended to prevent etiolation and rot.

 Porous and well-drained potting mix.

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

 Cold Tolerance: Down to at least 27 °F.

USDA Zone from 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) to 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F).

 

3. Pachyveria Little Jewel


  

Pachyveria Compactum is a beautiful succulent with beautiful powdery blue gray pointed leaves that develop deep wine color tips in cold weather. The leaves have pretty white veins that resemble cuts on gemstones, hence its nickname "Little Jewel".

 Full Sun to Part shade.

 Fast Draining Soil.

 Winter, Spring.

USDA Zone 9a to 11: from -6.6 °C (20 °F) to 4.5 °C (40 °F).

 

4. Crassula Mesembryanthemoides


  

Crassula Mesembryanthemoides comes from South African. Its long, pointed green leaves are covered with soft bristle-like hairs, giving it a fuzzy, frosted appearance. The hairs protect the plant from getting burnt and drying out, hence this succulent can be grown under full sun or partial shade.

 Full Sun or Partial Shade.

 Mix 15-20% of sand through the soil.

 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 Hardiness Zone 9a: 20 to 25 °F
USDA Hardiness Zone 9b: 25 to 30 °F.

 

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