Succulents Box October 2018 - Care Guide

Succulents Box Subscription with Care Guide

Fall has come and with them comes our October subscription box. This month please welcome to your collection: Haworthia Venosa, Pachyveria Little Jewel, Echeveria Lola and Echeveria Minima. Read on to find out more about them and their care instructions. 

Haworthia Venosa

Haworthia Venosa - succulent box subscription box

Haworthia venosa subsp. tessellata produces small rosettes of chubby triangular leaves with pale green web-like marking. The leaves are firm, recurved, and have sharp tips. The upper surface is firm, translucent and has tiny white teeth. The lower surface is rough and dark green. The leaves can turn reddish if grown under full sun. Haworthia venosa subsp. tessellata produces small white tubular flowers in summer.

Light: Bright light, but not direct sunlight

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

Water: Water only when soil feels dry to the touch and then drain completely. Never let the plant sit in water.

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)

 

Pachyveria Little Jewel

Pachyveria Little Jewel - Succulents Box subscription box

 

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". Pachyveria Compactum produces pinkish orange flowers that have pale yellow center in late spring. It grows best in part sun or light shade.

Light: Full Sun to Part shade

Soil: Fast Draining Soil

Bloom Time: Winter, Spring

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)

 

Echeveria Lola

Echeveria Lola - Succulents Box Subscription Box

Echeveria Lola is a popular Echeveria species that forms beautiful pale gray green rosettes of powdery pointed symmetrical leaves. The mature tight rosette resembles the look of a rosebud, which is a perfect choice for a gift. Echeveria Lola is a hybrid between Echeveria Lilacina & Echeveria Derenbergii, two also widely popular Echeveria Species. In spring, it produces coral bell-shaped flowers with pink yellow tips.

Soil: well draining soil

Light: bright but indirect sunlight

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

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

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)

Echeveria Minima

Echeveria Minima - Succulents Box subscription box

Echeveria Minima is native to Mexico. It is a cute miniature Echeveria that freely produces offets, forming tight clumps of lovely little rosettes. Echeveria Minima has short chubby silvery blue leaves tipped with pink or deep purple. In late spring, it produces orange bell shaped flowers.

Light: Partial Sun 

Soil: Cactus potting mix 

Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks

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

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

Zone 10a 30 to 35 °F

Zone 10b 35 to 40 °F

Zone 11 above 40 °F 

We hope this complete care guide will be helpful for you when you get your new Subscription Box this month. You can expect to receive from 1 to 4 of the plants featured, depending on the subscription plan you chose. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.

Collectors, enjoy your beautiful Succulents Boxes!

 


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