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October 2020 Succulent Subscription Box Care Guide

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October 2020 Succulent Subscription Box Care Guide

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It’s October! Time to stock up some cute and quirky succulents. This month, we want to introduce your to something colorful and unique with our rosette selection: Sempervivum Calcareum, Echeveria perle von Nurnberg, Echeveria Blue Elf and Echeveria Subsessilis.

SEMPERVIVUM CALCAREUM 

 

Sempervivum calcareum, succulents

 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. Gritty soil, Sandy.

 Full Sun or Partial shade.

   Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Reduce watering to a minimum during winter.

   Temperature: Prefers warm summer temperatures (65ºF/18ºC – 70ºF/21ºC).

 In winter, it can tolerate temperatures down to freezing.

This plant can thrive in Hardiness Zone 7-10


ECHEVERIA PERLE VON NURNBERG

ECHEVERIA PERLE VON NURNBERG, succulent

 This succulent is a beautifully colored Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg. The plant is a hybrid of E. Gibbiflora v. Metallica and E. Potosina.

 These plants are excellent for windowsill culture or as color accents in rock gardens or dish gardens. These make super colorful favors. Create your own container garden or centerpiece using the very popular succulents or buy in bulk to use these as wedding or party favors.

 Orange.

 Summer into Fall.

 Full Sun, Partial Sun, bright light with ample airflow.

 Porous soil with adequate drainage.

 Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the rosette to prevent rot and fungal diseases.

 Protect from frost.

 Dead leaves should be removed from the plant as soon as possible to ward off pests.

 Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

This plant thrive in USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

 

 

ECHEVERIA SEDEVERIA BLUE ELF

ECHEVERIA SEDEVERIA BLUE ELF

 Echeveria Blue Elf is a hybrid between Sedum and Echeveria, which gives it the rosette look of Echeveria and the ability to grow multiple offsets of Sedum. Sedeveria Blue Elf has teal green leaves with amazing red tips that darken in winter.

 An outstanding bloomer, Sedeveria Blue Elf produces clusters of bright yellow flowers multiple times a year, which give it its nickname "Happy Plant".

 Full Sun.

 Porous Soil.

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

 Dead leaves should be removed from the plant as soon as possible to ward off pests.

This plant thrive in USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

ECHEVERIA SUBSESSILIS

ECHEVERIA SUBSESSILIS

 Echeveria Subsessilis is a gorgeous succulent with rosettes up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, Bluish green leaves form beautiful rosettes with a tinge of pink along the leaf margins. A thick farina coating on the leaves give the plant a soft powdery look and allows the plant to tolerate full sun. The long-lasting flowers are pink-orange on slender stalks up to 10 inches (25 cm) long, in early summer. Outdoors subsessilis prefers full sun. Indoors plants need bright light and are perfect for life on a sunny windowsill.

 Subsessilis likes infrequent watering and prefers dry conditions after the plant becomes established. After watering, allow the soil to dry completely before watering again. Once per week should be adequate.

 The plant needs excellent drainage and porous soil. The soil mix should contain 50-70% perlite, pumice or sand.

This plant thrive in USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

 

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