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MARCH 2024 SUCCULENT SUBSCRIPTION BOX CARE GUIDE

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March 2024 Succulents Box Subscription Box

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Our March box featuring Crassula Cotyledonis, Kalanchoe Six Angled, Haworthia Cooperi, Echeveria Cubic Frost, and Tillandsia Velutine

1Crassula Cotyledonis

Crassula cotyledonis is a low growing succulent native to South Africa that can reach up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall.

Its grey green leaves are flat, rounded, paddle-shaped, grown in rosettes and covered with fine short hairs. The leaves have red or purple margins. The whole leaves can also turn vibrant red when stressed in cold temperatures.

From spring to summer, Crassula cotyledonis produces clusters of small cream-yellow tubular flowers from each stem.

Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade.

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. Reduce watering in the winter.

Porous and well-drained. Optimal pH is around 6.0 (slightly acidic).

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.

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. Haworthia Cooperi

Haworthia Cooperi is a slowly growing, low succulent plant. It grow in clumps of small rosettes of tiny, fleshy, light green leaves, up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. Its short stem produces many leaves that are just long enough to reach the soil surface, the transparent tips allowing light into the factory below.

When flowering in spring to summer, it bears a peduncle simple inflorescence (up to 12 inches (30 cm) long) of whitish flowers.

Bright, indirect light, partial shade.

Water only when soil is dry to the touch. Let drain completely after each watering.

 Porous, well-drained potting mix with sand, pumice or decomposed granite.

 Offsets (New plants are freely produced basally between the leaves).

4. 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 (April to August), it produces lovely coral bell-shaped flowers.

Bright Light, Full Sun.

 Fast Draining.

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

5. Tillandsia Brachycaulos

Tillandsia Velutina is an elegant air plant with soft, sage green leaves. Velutina is very easy to grow despite its delicate appearance. The purple flowers look gorgeous when in bloom.

Tillandsia Velutina does well indoors but likes bright, indirect light. Keep this plant away from direct sunlight as this will cause the plant to develop burn marks.

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. Tillandsia Velutina 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 root.

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