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JULY 2024 SUCCULENT SUBSCRIPTION BOX CARE GUIDE

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JULY 2024 SUCCULENT SUBSCRIPTION BOX CARE GUIDE

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Our July box featuring Crassula Mesembryanthemoides Tenelli, Ghost Plant Graptopetalum ParaguayenseTrailing Jade, Key Lime Pie Adromischus and Tillandsia Ionantha Huamelula.

1. Crassula Mesembryanthemoides Tenelli

 Crassula Mesembryanthemoides Tenelli features fuzzy, grey-green, lance-shaped succulent leaves growing on an upright, mounding shrub. Displays small clusters of red flowers.

 Full Sun or Partial Shade.

 Use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite.

 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.

 You can propagate Crassula Mesembryanthemoides 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.

2. Ghost Plant

 Graptopetalum paraguayense (Ghost Plant) is a colorful, succulent perennial with up to 6 inches (15 cm) wide rosettes, holding thick, triangular, pointed, flat leaves that range in color from pale blue to light purple. The fleshy rosettes spread on stems creating a low spreading colony up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall.

 The flowers are 0.8 inch (2 cm) wide and white in color, with small red speck

 Full sun. Perfect for a sunny window.

 Water during the summer and spring. Reduce water in the winter, but keep hydrated enough to retain its leaves.

 Keep at least 50ºF (10ºC) at all times; if you keep temperatures of 60ºF (16ºC) or higher during the winter, the plant may retain its leaves.

 A well-drained succulent mix, with an ideal pH around 6.0 (slightly acidic).

 Fertilize during spring and summer with controlled-release fertilizer or liquid fertilizer according to label directions.

3. Trailing Jade

 Senecio Jacobsenii, or Trailing/Vining/Weeping Jade, is a creeping, easy-care succulent species native to Kenya and Tanzania. Once belonging to Senecio genus, Jacobsenii is now reclassified and put into the Kleinia family. Jacobsenii means Niels Jacobsen- the name of a Danish professor specializing in succulents.

 Trailing Jade Senecio Jacobsenii is often confused with Crassula Jade, but they are two different species. They both have flat, teardrop-shaped leaves densely packed around thick succulent stems, but Crassula Jade (or Crassula ovata) does not have trailing vines.

 Senecio Jacobsenii has lush green leaves that turn into vibrant magenta and bordeaux color when sun stressed. This plant can trail up to 4 feet in length.

 During the growing season in Spring-Summer, Senecio Jacobsenii blooms orange flowers with a cheesy smell.

 Trailing Jade thrives in bright light and can tolerate direct sunlight. Don't forget to gradually acclimate your plant if you move it from an indirect lighting condition to a new spot with direct sunlight.

 As a succulent, Trailing Jade is drought tolerant and has a low watering need. Water only when the soil is dry to the touch, using the soak and dry method. Drain well after each watering to avoid root rot.

 This succulent loves sandy, well-draining soil. It grows well in any ready-made succulent and cactus soil mix, and you can also make your own soil by mixing coarse sand and perlite with loose, grainy soil.

 Trailing Jade thrives in average room temperatures (between 65°F-80°F) and humidity (40-50%). This plant can tolerate temperatures as low as 30°F.

 This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with a diluted houseplant fertilizer.

4. Key Lime Pie Adromischus

 Adromischus Cristatus, also called Key Lime Pie, is a cute succulent with chubby dark green leaves that have wavy tips like those of clam shells. The leaves are arranged to form a loose rossette.

 Adromischus Cristatus produces whitish tubular flowers on thin long stalk coming from the rosette center. If underwatered, the plant will shoot out reddish aerial roots along the stem.

 Porous soil with extra drainage.

 Bright Light.

5. Tillandsia Ionantha Huamelula

 Tillandsia Ionantha Huamelula is a large-form Ionantha from Mexico that can reach up to 4-5″ tall. When blooming, the leaves will turn deep shades of red and produce purple tubular flowers. Will hold red blush throughout the year with more light.

 All of the plants may be shipped bare root.

 Strong indirect, filtered, and/or partial direct light 

 No soil is needed. Sand, sea glass, rocks, pebbles & bark chips can be used instead of soil.

 Spray or dunk twice a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours. Soak monthly to rehydrate up to 4 hours as necessary.

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