usually it is exposed to full sun, or at least to a place where it can enjoy a few hours a day of direct sunlight; during the summer let’s slightly shelter the plant, so that it is not exposed to excessive sunlight, which could scorch the foliage.
It fears the cold, therefore when autumn arrives the plants are to be moved to an apartment, or better, to a temperate greenhouse; a period of time in a cool place usually favours a balanced development of the plant, whilst the cultivation in an always warmed place can, with the time, favour the development of diseases and often inhibits the development of the flowers.
- a genus that brings together about twenty colonnary shits from South America. In the antura they reach dimensions superior to the 2-3 m of height, whilst in pot they keep below the half of the…
- small perennial plant with a succulent stem, native to central Africa; the stem produces an enlarged caudex.
It has an erect stem, widened downwards, which can reach 30-35 cm in height….
- The genus crassula includes dozens of species of succulent plants, originating in central and southern Africa; it is a plant with succulent leaves, thick and fleshy, arranged in thick rossulae.
- I want to know the name of a succulent plant, formed by small green roses that turn red. I could send a photo…
it bears without problems the drought; from March to September we water only when the soil is well dry, checking with the fingers if there is still moisture in the substratum. Let’s avoid excesses, so rather than watering once too much, let’s water less. During the vegetative period, let’s add to the water some specific fertilizer for succulent plants, poor in nitrogen, every 15-20 days.
most crassulae need a well dry, incoherent soil, with a perfect drainage; usually we utilize a substratum composed mostly of pumice, pozzolan or lapillus stone, so that the watering does not stagnate in the soil, but only moistens it, slipping away.
Coral Crassula: Multiplication and Parasites and Diseases
Multiplication: it usually happens by seed, in spring, even if it is not very easy to get some fertile seeds.
Parasites and diseases: they fear the development of mites, cochineal and rottenness. Often the cochineal also develops in the soil, repotting the plant at least every two years, we will have the opportunity to check the possible development of the cochineal inside the pot.
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