Our February box featuring Echeveria Cubic Frost, Kalanchoe Six Angle, Echeveria Blue Bird, Haworthia Retusa, and Tilliandsia Moonlight.
1. Echeveria Cubic Frost
Echeveria Cubic Frost is a stunning succulent with silver coated lilac leaves that turn baby pink with lots of sun exposure. The leaves are distinctively upturned, pointy, symmetrical, and fleshy. This species grows quickly and can produce offsets freely, creating attractive clusters of lavender rosettes that can get up to 10 inches in diameter.
In late spring to early summer, it produces lovely coral bell-shaped flowers.
Bright Light, Full Sun.
April to August.
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.
2. Kalanchoe Six Angle
Kalanchoe Sexangularis, or ‘Six Angled Kalanchoe’, is a hardy and drought-resistant succulent. This impressive plant with decorative red foliage is a must-have for the rockery, garden or patio. Unlike many other succulents, it will also flourish in dappled shade.
When grown in shade the leaves tend to be greenish red, more green than red, and when in full sun, they change into a beautiful ruby red shade. The leaves also turn red when there is a drop in temperature during the winter months.
These succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.
The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.
Keep out of reach of pets and small children because this plant is toxic when ingested
3. Echeveria Blue Bird
The lovely Echeveria Blue Fairy is one of best selling succulents, and with good reason. This rosette has blue green foliage, and sometimes the pointed tips have a reddish color.
Loves bright light, produces offsets randomly for new plants, and has these wonderful blooms with colorful flowers. The blooms can get up to 8 inches long.
Make sure the soil is moist at all times during the spring and summer months.
Water when soil is dry to the touch, which is approximately every 7 - 10 days. Avoid water it daily. Water them more in spring and summer and less in winter, and it’s better to underwater them than overwater them.
Feed once with a weak fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season (Spring or Summer).
You can propagate Echeveria 'Blue Fairy' by seeds, leaf cuttings or offsets.
4. Haworthia Retusa
Haworthia Retusa (Star Cactus) is a succulent plant that forms star-shaped rosettes with its fleshy leaves, hence the common name. It is native to South Africa.
The plants main feature are the fleshy green to dark green leaves. When it finally flowers expect it to happen from summer.
Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It can also grow indoors.
It has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
5. Tillandsia Moonlight
Tillandsia Moonlight is an unique air plants, native to Central America and Mexico. It can reach a height of 10 inches. It has long tin leaves going at all directions which produces bright pink flowers.
The flowers are generally small. Offsets appear after flowering.
See more about Air Plant Care Guide
Place in a bright, indirect or filtered light.
No soil is needed.
Mist every other day and dunk under water for 5 minutes once a week. Thoroughly dry air plant upside down after soaking.
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