Our April box featuring Cotyledon Pendens, Haworthia Window, Tiger Tooth Aloe, Cotyledon Pig's Ear, and Tillandsia Caput Medusae.
1. Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens, or Cliff Cotyledon, is one of the most beautiful trailing succulents in the world. This plant is rare and highly sought after. It has fleshy, almond-shaped grey-green leaves with a hue coral shade at the tips. Its stems spread randomly, reaching up to 2 feet long.
This miniature plant blooms breathtakingly beautiful bell-shaped flowers in white and orange-red colour.
The Cotyledon Pendens grows well in Full Sun to Partial Shade. If grown indoors, put it in a spot with bright light and ample airflow.
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch then let drain completely.
Porous soil with adequate drainage.
Can be mildly toxic to pets and humans.
2. Haworthia Window
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.
Porous, well-drained potting mix with sand, pumice or decomposed granite.
Water only when soil is dry to the touch. Let drain completely after each watering.
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.
Use offsets from the parent plant to grow new plants.
3. Tiger Tooth Aloe
Tiger Tooth Aloe - Aloe Juvenna is a small succulent native to Kenya that grows upright stem up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and starts branching from the base of the stem.
The plant sports bright green leaves which turn red or brown when received plenty of sunlight. These leaves have toothy margins (hence the name 'Tiger Tooth Aloe') and creamy white spots all over. As the plant grows, the leaves are stacked on top of each other creating a unique structure.
It produces salmon pink or orange red flowers with green tips from an inflorescence of up to 10 inches (25 cm).
Full sun to Light shade.
Porous and well-drained potting mix.
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Reduce watering to a minimum in winter.
Aloe Juvenna prefers warm temperatures from 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C), but can survive temperatures as low as 40 °F (4.5 °C). Protect from frost.
Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer only.
4. Cotyledon Pig's Ear
Cotyledon Orbiculata (Pigs Ear) is able to reach around 60 cm (24″) tall. The plant is a hardy succulent with fleshy, oval, red-rimmed leaves that resemble a pig’s ear.
The plant flowers it is known to produce red to orange flower that grow from the top of a long stem.
It prefers a sunny location, but tolerates partial shade
Water the plant when the soil is dry, then let the soil dry before watering again. In its natural environment, the plant needs very little water.
5. Tillandsia Caput Medusae
Tillandsia Caput Medusae, also known as Medusa's head plant, is an air plant that grows sturdy but soft snake-like leaves that resemsble the hair of Medusa. And when it blooms, the plant develops gorgeous blush, mauve and peach shades. Caput Medusae absorbs the majority of nutrients and water from the air though the scales (trichomes) on its leaves.
Tillandsia caput-medusae only uses its roots to cling to high trees or rocks. Since the exotic bromeliad does not require a substrate, there are many creative ways to cultivate it in living spaces. Thus, the head of Medusa with the bizarre snake-leaves perfectly puts itself in the limelight on branches, stones or cacti.
All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
Bright filtered light.
No soil is needed. Sand, sea glass, rocks, pebbles & bark chip can be used instead of soil.
Frequent misting several times a week is necessary. Give it a little shake off afterwards to make sure water doesn't collect in the bottom leaves to prevent rot. Caput Medusae's leaves will begin to curl tightly when it is underwatered.
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