Our October box featuring Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’, Window Haworthia, Anacampseros Telephiastrum, and Crassula Ovata Obliqua.
1. Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’
Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’ is a fun succulent with rosy orange leaves forming small rosettes similar to those of Echeverias. The stems tend to grow long and leggy. New growth has a grayish-green color but the rosy orange hue will be intensified by drought and cool winter temperatures.
In spring and summer, it produces clusters of white star-shaped flowers.
More regularly in the summer. Minimal water required in the winter. Let the soil dry completely after each watering.
Feed once at the beginning of the growing season (in the spring).
Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
2. Window Haworthia
Haworthia cymbiformis, also known as Cathedral Window Haworthia or Window Haworthia, is a drought-tolerant evergreen succulent with rosettes up to 3 inches (8 cm) tall and 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.
Its pale green leaves are fleshy, bulbous, and tender with dark stripes running across the length of each leaf and turning translucent at the tip.
This species has flowers that are white or light pink with brown-green veins growing from 8 inches (20 cm) tall inflorescence.
Bright, indirect light, partial shade.
Warm weather in the spring and fall are optimal for Window Haworthia. It can survive cool winter but will not do well under 40°F (4°C).
Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer once at the beginning of the growing season, diluted to 50% of the recommended dose.
3. Anacampseros Telephiastrum
Anacampseros Telephiastrum is a dense mat and caudex forming succulent up to inches (15 cm) tall, with lanceolate shaped green, bright pink and yellow or cream colored leaves.
They can be grown compact as rosettes, but with time they start go grow longer and longer and offsetting to create a dense mat or trail over the edge of pots. With age they also can form a small caudex as the base of the plant, but because of how very slow growing they are this takes a very long amount of time.
Flowers are pink and up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) in diameter and appear in afternoon in summer.
Anacampseros grow well in partial sun with bright light enhancing the leaf colors and keeping them compact.
They require a gritty free-draining soil with added organic material and low to moderate watering. The beautiful caudiciform species are prone to rot and should be watered very sparingly.
Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer during the growing season diluted to one-fourth potency and mix into the watering can for application. Anacampseros is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small. It look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame. It do well outdoors in raised beds and terraces as well.
4. Crassula Ovata Obliqua
Crassula Ovata Obliqua (Jade Plant) is native to South Africa, is a succulent shrub that can reach 4-6 feet tall. Its shiny leaves have pointed tips and sprout from thick branches and can flush royal purple at the edges when exposed to direct sun.
White star-like flowers bloom in clusters within the foliage in the fall.
Full sun to partial shade.
Well-Drained, Porous, Gritty. Optimal pH is around 6.0 (slightly acidic).
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.
Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.
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