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Our September box featuring Echeveria LicoriceCotyledon PendensAeonium Kiwi, String of Bananas, and Tillandsia Ionantha Fuego.

1. Echeveria Licorice

 Echeveria Licorice is one of the succulent species belonging to the Crassulaceae family. Native to Central and Northern South America, this dark, glossy echeveria has gorgeous deep purple foliage that contrasts with the plant's bright green stem. Its thick leaves are elegantly interlaced, making it a beautiful rose-shaped succulent. 

 Echeveria Licorice is a slow-growing and drought-tolerant succulent. Echeveria Licorice can produce new offsets around the base of the mother plant, and they are very easy to separate and grow. 

This echeveria prefers bright sunlight to preserve its colors and compact rosette shape. 

Once the soil has fully dried, rehydrate it by watering deeply enough to allow water to go down the drainage hole. 

Echeveria Licorice is very sensitive to wet soil, so choosing well-draining soil is recommended. 

 Echeveria rarely needs to be fertilized. If you want to give them some occasional feeding, do this at the beginning of spring by using a slow-release fertilizer or a water-soluble mixed about half-strength and used less often than recommended.

 This plant is non-toxic and pet-friendly. 

2. Cotyledon Pendens

 Cotyledon Pendens, or Cliff Cotyledon, is one of the most beautiful trailing succulents in the world. This plant is rare and highly sought after. It has fleshy, almond-shaped grey-green leaves with a hue coral shade at the tips. Its stems spread randomly, reaching up to 2 feet long.

This miniature plant blooms breathtakingly beautiful bell-shaped flowers in white and orange-red color.

The Cotyledon Pendens grows well in Full Sun to Partial Shade. If grown indoors, put it in a spot with bright light and ample airflow.

Porous soil with adequate drainage.

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

 Can be mildly toxic to pets and humans.

3. Aeonium Kiwi

Aeonium Kiwi - This listing is for a Aeonium Kiwi in a 2 inch or 4 inch size. Some have branches with cute little babies. They vary in color depending on their location in our greenhouse. Some will be more yellow, some greener.

Aeonium Percarneum (Aeonium "Kiwi") is a drought tolerant succulent with branches of variegated, pointed leaves. Its leaves can have up to 4 colors when grown in ideal condition: green, yellow, white, and red. It goes dormant in the summer and grows best in cool shade/ winter time.

It grows up to 8 inches and produces bell-shaped flowers in winter.

Full Sun, Partial Sun.

In winter, 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 to a minimum in summer when the plant goes dormant.

Porous and well-drained sandy soil.

 You can propagate Aeonium Kiwi from leaf cuttings taken when the plant is in its active period.

 Generally non-toxic to humans and animals.

4. String of Bananas 

Senecio radicans String of Bananas is a fast-growing succulent with vines that can reach at least 3 feet (90 cm) long. The small, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long, green, pointed leaves grow single-file along the cascading stems, with the sides of the leaves partly translucent, allowing sunlight to shine through.

The flowers are small, cinnamon-scented, and white in color.

 Light Shade.

Well-drained soil.

 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 to a minimum in the winter.

 Can be toxic to humans and animals.

5. Tillandsia Ionantha Fuego

Tillandsia Ionantha Fuego, is an easy-to-grow air plant with short waxy green leaves. When the plant is about to bloom, it changes to shades of vibrant deep red to orange and eventually displays yellow/purple/red tubular flowers. Ionantha Fuego 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. Tillandsia Ionantha Fuego 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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