Caralluma Crenulata

SKU: MYBG-SUCC-CARA-CRED
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Rs.495
Pot size: 3"

Use

Balcony

Color

Brown

Genus

Caralluma

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Sun

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Product Description

Caralluma crenulata is a fleshy, hairless, cactus-like succulent plant with branches numerous, upto 15cm high. Branches are 6 mm thick, not tapering, 4-angled.

Caralluma Crenulata

Family

Asclepiadaceae

Native

Myanmar

Description

Caralluma crenulata is a fleshy, hairless, cactus-like succulent plant with branches numerous, upto 15cm high. Branches are 6 mm thick, not tapering, 4-angled. Flowers are borne at branch end, in tight umbels, 13-flowered. Bracts are 2.5 mm long, linear. Flower stakes are 1.7 cm long. Calyx is divided to the base, sepals 4 mm long, linear, pointed. Flower tube is 6 x 6 mm, bell shaped, limb with triangular velvet petals, exactly pentagonal, 8.5 mm wide at the tip. Flowers are red and yellow striped, variably hairy and upto 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.

Environment

Caralluma are relatively easy to grow. They should be treated as an outdoor plant as they will easily rot indoors and cannot flower without exposure to outdoor temperature fluctuations. They should be grown under cover so that watering can be controlled. The plant require ample amount of sunlight to promote flowering and maintain a well-shaped plant. Very shady positions will produce very poor flowering. Caralluma plants can survive high temperature in summer months so most growth is in spring and autumn, with flowering in autumn when the weather starts to cool down. They all need good drainage.

Landscape Uses

Makes an attractive landscape plant and or container patio plant where some height is needed, being an attractive accent plant, Suited for window sill.

 

Most succulents need to be watered twice a week during summers and only once in monsoon & winters. Varieties like Haworthias, Crassulas and Gasterias are well suited for low-light indoors and window-sills. If the leaves get too bulky, it is a sign of overwatering & if the leaves look shrivelled it is a sign of less watering.

As a general rule of thumb, all the ones with colourful leaves like Echeverias, Sedeveria and Graptopetalum like bright sunlight and semi shade in extreme summers. They cannot be kept indoors or in full shade. All succulents love morning sun.

You can fertilise your succulent once a month.

Watering tips : Make sure NOT to water on the plant itself. Water directly in the soil. You can use a cup or a glass to make sure the water does not spray on leaves. When watering, make sure water comes out of the drainage hole.

You can check our video on how to water succulents on : https://youtu.be/GnzodkMYcmg
Most succulents need to be watered twice a week during summers and only once in monsoon & winters. Varieties like Haworthias, Crassulas and Gasterias are well suited for low-light indoors and window-sills. If the leaves get too bulky, it is a sign of overwatering & if the leaves look shrivelled it is a sign of less watering.

As a general rule of thumb, all the ones with colourful leaves like Echeverias, Sedeveria and Graptopetalum like bright sunlight and semi shade in extreme summers. They cannot be kept indoors or in full shade. All succulents love morning sun.

You can fertilise your succulent once a month.

Watering tips : Make sure NOT to water on the plant itself. Water directly in the soil. You can use a cup or a glass to make sure the water does not spray on leaves. When watering, make sure water comes out of the drainage hole.

You can check our video on how to water succulents on : https://youtu.be/GnzodkMYcmg

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