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Succulents Box May 2020 Care Guide

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Read on to find out about our May Subscription box and care guide. This month, we feature 4 unique succulent plants: Echeveria Ramillette, Sempervivum Red Lion, Echeveria Blue Atoll, Sedum Rubrotinctum Jelly Bean. 

1. Echeveria Ramillette

 Echeveria Ramillete is a hybrid echeveria that forms rosettes up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter of fleshy, frosty green leaves with red tips when temps get cool.

 It produces short racemes of yellow-tangerine, bell-shaped, flowers in winter and early spring.

 Full or Partial Sun.

 A well-drained succulent mix.

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

USDA Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (-3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

2. Sempervivum Red Lion

 Sempervivum Red Lion is also called "Hen and Chicks Red Lion" Succulent. The rosettes are vibrant rich red with green tips and sometimes have yellow variegated color as well.

 Sempervivum Red Lion is a perennial easy-to-grow succulent that is perfect in containers. It can live in a very cold area therefore it is also a great plant for outdoor gardens.

 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.

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

 Sempervivum Red Lion can easily be propagated by separating and replanting offsets in the planting medium.

USDA Zone from 3a (-40 to -35 °F) to 9b (25 to 30 °F).

3. Echeveria Blue Atoll

  Echeveria Blue Atoll is an evergreen succulent forming a very pretty rosette packed with fleshy, blue-green leaves. In spring, it sends up 8 inches tall (20 cm) stems which bear small orange and yellow flowers.

 Full sun. Partial sun.

 Only needs occasional water.

 A well-drained succulent mix.

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

 Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

4. Sedum Rubrotinctum Jelly Bean

 Aurora Jelly Bean Sedum - Sedum Rubrotinctum 'Aurora' is a lovely variegated edition of Sedum Rubrotinctum, an evergreen, perennial succulent. Its leaves are chubby, jellybean-like shape in adorable shades of soft green, pink, and cream, hence its cute nickname "Pink Jelly Bean".

  Full Sun.

  Soil that is well aerated is best suited.

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

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)


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