Edithocolea Grandish

SKU: MYBG-SUCC-EDIT-GRAN
filler
Rs.650
Pot size: 3"

Use

Balcony

Flower Color

Cream & Maroon

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Sun

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Product Description

Edithcolea grandis is a one of the handsomest and most distinct of all the Stapelioid group.

Persian Carpet Flower

Family

Asclepaidaceae

Native

Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania

Description

Edithcolea grandis is a one of the handsomest and most distinct of all the Stapelioid group. The remarkable flower is at times described as the Persian carpet flower. It is a leafless richly branched perennial succulent that spread over the ground forming large cushions. Glabrous 4-5-angled, decumbent at the base 10-15 mm thick in diameter and growing to about 30 cm in length, glabrous green to red with brownish spots, angles armed with hard brown very acute spine-like teeth. Subsolitary, formed near the tip of the branches; pedicels 14-18 mm long, 2-2,5 mm thick, glabrous.

Environment

Edithcolea plants prefer early morning or late afternoon sun. They will require much water and soaking the pots. They will tolerate very hot weather outdoors as long as they are kept in filtered light and this will encourage them to flower in the Autumn. They also enjoy some fertilizer.

Sad edithcolea will start to turn a dark purple/burgundy color slowly. Then, they will start to shrink like a raisin. The color change is the first and most important clue. Too much light, or not enough water will cause this. The last and usually fatal clue is when they abandon their roots. They are not "rotting" off...the plant is actually aborting the roots by choice, getting rid of unnecessary body parts that cost it energy during stress. Either reduce light or water more when you see this stress color change!

As soon as they are flowered be sure to take extra precautions to keep them dry, because damp cool conditions when the plants are resting is an invitation to fungal infections

Since roots are quite shallow, use a cactus mix or add extra perlite or pumice to regular soil potting soil. A gritty, very free-draining compost is suitable, and clay pots help the plants to dry out between watering. Re-pot every 1 year.

Landscape Uses

Makes an attractive landscape plant and grasslands or pampas, on plains and walls It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small.

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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