Othonna capensis Ruby Necklace

SKU: MYBG-SUCC-OTCA
filler
Rs.350
Pot size: 3"

Flower Color

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Medium

Genus

Othonna

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Balcony,Hanging

Product Description

In the warmer months Othonnas go into their dormancy period, stop watering, place them in a shaded, cooler area, away from getting direct sunlight and with good air circulation, relatively dry.

Ruby Necklace

Family

Asteraceae

Origin

Southern Africa

Description

A grounded, low level succulent, 'Ruby Necklace' has a trail of bean-like foliage which have a glossy purple & green color and purple stems.  It will grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) in height, before trailing downwards. The beans can range in color from green to a purple or burgundy. The stems are a bright ruby red to purple.

Small, yellow, daisy like flowers can appear all year round but the flowers are particularly abundant in the winter months. As with other daisies, the floral heads give the appearance of being a single flower, when in fact they are a cluster of tiny flowers. These heads are about inch (1 cm) across.. The flower grows on a tall red stem above the foliage.

Despite its delicate appearance, this unusual succulent house plant is a vigorous grower, quickly creeping across the surface of the pot, then cascading down the side. Its trailing stems can reach 2-3 ft (60-90 cm). If long stems become straggly, you can cut them off. Poke healthy stem tip cuttings back into the soil to create a full, lush plant.

Environment

Bright light with direct sunlight & well-drained sandy soil.  In summer protect plants from direct sunlight. In growing season they like to be moist, fresh and plenty light.

In the warmer months  Othonnas go into their dormancy period, stop watering, place them in a shaded, cooler area, away from getting direct sunlight and with good air circulation, relatively dry. In the fall, sometime around early to mid October when nights cool down, the plants may start growing on their own, but a good soaking will help them to leaf out.

Water thoroughly, then allow to dry out slightly between watering. This plant will not tolerate soggy soil. Cut back on water in winter, watering just enough to prevent the soil from drying out.

Feed once a month spring through fall with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Landscape Use

Othonnas fleshy leaves and daisy-like flowers make them excellent in a desert or rock garden (where hardy), or a superb plant to have in a hanging basket or cascading over a retaining wall. Can also be used as a ground cover in the garden.

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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