JULY 2023 SUCCULENT SUBSCRIPTION BOX CARE GUIDE

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JULY 2023 SUCCULENT SUBSCRIPTION BOX CARE GUIDE

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Our July box featuring Donkey's TailSedum Firestorm, Crassula Ivory TowerHaworthia Cuspidata and Ionantha Guatemala.

1. Donkey's Tail Succulent

 Sedum Burrito/ Sedum Morganianum, also known as Burro's Tail or Donkey's Tail Succulent, is native to Mexico. It is an easy-to-grow perennial succulent and can tolerate any types of soil with good drainage. It has rounded and fleshy silver-green leaves that are densely packed on hanging stems.

In spring, this plant may bloom clusters of pink to purple flowers, growing from the ends of the stems.

Full Sun. 

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

Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil.

 Generally non-toxic to humans and animals.

2. Sedum Firestorm  

 Sedum Adolphii, also known as Golden Sedum or Sedum Firestorm, is a tender succulent that grows up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall. It is a groundcover that forms rosettes of green-yellow leaves, up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) long.

Sedum Adolphii develops orange or red hue when it receives a great amount of sunlight. As the rosettes mature, they grow new leaves at the center and shed the older leaves on the soil. These old leaves can root and grow into new plants.

Sedum Adolphii produces small cream-colored flower heads in spring.

Full Sun.

Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil.

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

3. Crassula Ivory Tower

Crassula Conjuncta, also called "Ivory Towers", is native to South Africa. It has attractive silvery green leaves with deep red rims. The leaves are very similar to that of Crassula Perforata String of buttons, but are fleshier and grow more compact.

Crassula Ivory Tower produces clusters of tiny white flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

 Minimum of 3 hours direct sunlight per day.

Regular mixes for cacti and succulents, Mixture of regular potting soil, bird sand and pumice.

 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.

 Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC.

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

 You can propagate Crassula Ivory Towers by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. The easiest way is to propagate from a single leaf: put the leaf in a succulent or cacti mix, then cover until it sprouts.

4. Haworthia Cuspidata

Haworthia cuspidata is a strong and pretty hardy succulents. It forms star-like shaped rosette up to 4 inches in diameter. Also called "Star Window Plant", it has dark green leaves with translucent areas near the tips. It grows offsets freely and hence can be grown as a ground cover.

 Blue Bird 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.

 Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC.

 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.

5. Ionantha Guatemala

Ionantha Guatemala is a beautiful air plant with thin spiky leaves with many trichomes that give the leaves a silvery look.

When the plant is about to bloom, it changes to shades of vibrant deep red to orange and eventually displays yellow/purple/white tubular flowers. Ionantha Guatemala blooms 2 or 3 times a year. It creates many offsets or pups which will clump into a ball as it matures.

Bright indirect sunlight..

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. Ionantha Guatemala will also benefit from a soaking bath every month. Give it a little shake off afterwards to make sure water doesn't collect in the bottom leaves to prevent rot.

See more about HOW TO PLANT CACTI AND SUCCULENTS TOGETHER

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