Orostachys Boehmeri - Chinese Dunce Cap

SKU: MYBG-SUCC-ORBO
filler
Rs.300
Pot size: 3"

Flower Color

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

High

Genus

Orostachys

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Product Description

Orostachys boehmeri is an attractive small succulent with soft lavender-gray leaves. It typically forms a sempervivum-like basal rosette of thick fleshy oblong lavender gray leaves up to 2" wide open rosettes.

Dunce s Cap

Family

Crassulaceae

Origin

Japan

Description

Orostachys boehmeri is an attractive small succulent with soft lavender-gray leaves. It typically forms a sempervivum-like basal rosette of thick fleshy oblong lavender gray leaves up to 2" wide open rosettes. Each basal rosette typically matures to 4" tall but spreads outward to 12" wide by offset plantlets which radiate from the leaf axils of the main rosette by thin, stolon-like branchlets. Tiny yellow flowers appear in spikes rising from the rosette to 6" tall. A rosette usually flowers in the second or third year. Each spike is cone-shaped and resembles a dunce's cap, hence the common name. The flowering rosette dies after producing flowers but the younger offsets that have yet to produce flowers remain.

Environment

Easily grown in dry to medium well-drained sandy soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Tolerates drought, but prefers somewhat consistent watering. Avoid wet soils in winter. Plantlets may be removed, rooted in a moist medium and planted in other locations.

Landscape Use

Suitable for Rock garden. Small ground cover. Accent. Containers.

Also see - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObfOZelifIk

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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