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NOVEMBER 2023 SUCCULENT SUBSCRIPTION BOX CARE GUIDE

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NOVEMBER 2023 SUCCULENT SUBSCRIPTION BOX CARE GUIDE

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Our November box featuring Trailing Jade Senecio, Lavender Scallops Kalanchoe, Cotyledon Orbiculata var. flanaganiiSedeveria Blue Burrito, and Spanish Moss.

1. Trailing Jade Senecio

 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.

2. Lavender Scallops Kalanchoe

Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi, or Lavender Scallops Kalanchoe is a small succulent that grows shrubs of up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall. Its stems spread out and root along the ground to form large colonies with fleshy gray-green leaves with a cream color along the scalloped leaf margins. These thick leaves also have lavender-tinged edges

In late spring to early summer, bell-shaped reddish-brown flowers bloom in loose clusters from upright stems.

 Full sun.

Porous and Well-Drained potting soil.

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

 Keep out of reach of pets and small children because this plant is toxic when ingested.

3. Cotyledon Orbiculata var. flanaganii 

Cotyledon Orbiculata var. flanaganii is an erect, succulent shrub up to 34 inches (75 cm) tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, powdery gray-green and up to 6 inches (15 cm) long.

The bell-shaped, orange to orange-red flowers are small, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long and droop from the top of up to 9 inches (22.5 cm) tall stalk during summer.

It grows in sun or part shade but flowers best in full sun.

It is a very dry-tolerant plant. Water regularly in the growing season, but avoid water-logging and let dry between watering, they should dry out completely during the rest period.

It grows best in sandy-gritty soil. Good drainage is very important as it is prone to root rot.

4. Sedeveria Blue Burrito

Sedeveria Blue Burrito is a stunning hybrid succulent that is a cross between Sedum burrito and Echeveria peacockii. It is known for its beautiful blue-green leaves with pink tips, which are covered in a waxy coating of farina. This gives the plant a powdery look and protects it from the sun.

Sedeveria Blue Burrito is a relatively easy-care plant and is a great choice for beginner succulent enthusiasts. It can grow up to 12 inches tall and wide, and it will often produce offsets, which can be used to propagate new plants.

Bright indirect light is ideal for this plant. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.

Well-draining succulent soil mix is essential for this plant. Avoid using regular potting soil, as this can retain too much moisture and cause the roots to rot.

Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Sedeveria Blue Burrito is a succulent, so it is tolerant of drought conditions.

5. Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss Usneoides is also known as Grandfather’s Whiskers or Old Man’s Beard. It is a plant that doesn't have normal roots but rely on its foliage to absorb all the necessary nutrition and moisture. It grows in long chains and hundreds of individual plants are tangled up like fairy's hair. Spanish Moss Usneoides can be grown hanging from trees or on their own and they display green fragrant flowers.

Indirect sunlight.

No soil is needed.

Mist the plant whenever it feels dry. Spanish Moss Usneoides will also benefit from a soaking bath every now and then. Give it a little shake off afterwards to eliminate excess water.

See more about Succulent Care Tips In The Fall

Care tips for succulent in the fall. Fall care guide for succulents. Succulent plant. Cactus

For Types of Succulents Care guide. Read more information here.

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