April Subscription Box

April Subscription Box

Hey Peeps! April subscriptions are here! Also, how the heck is it April already!?!?

It’s our air plant month and I managed to hook up enough Purple Strictas for this month’s box!

Tillandsia Purple stricta

Tillandsia Purple Stricta has a dark purple tinge on the edges and tips of the leaves, it almost looks metallic. Don’t be surprised by extra pups as this plant multiplies easily. Keep in a bright location for the plant to continue to look purple. Like all Tillandsias, these are very low-maintenance plants that require no soil, just plenty of water, sunlight, and airflow. There are three main watering strategies: mist generously 3-7 times a week, submerge completely 2-4 times a week, or soak for 1-2 hours once a week. To prevent rot, shake excess water out of crevices and give enough airflow for the plant to dry within 4 hours. Air plants need all the indirect sunlight they can get and should only be kept in low-light rooms temporarily. You can also encourage blooming by fertilizing during warmer months. We offer a wonderful fertilizer for air plants from Cute Farms to keep your air plants happy.

Golden sedum

Our Succulent this month is Sedum Adolphi, or Golden Sedum. I was just wowed with the  striking golden color, ranging from pale yellow to a golden orange-peach hue. This is a great pop of color in succulent landscapes, borders and along pathways, or for spilling out of planters. You will be rewarded with white blooms in spring and late winter.  Golden Sedum thrives  in poor, sandy soils. Your plants are rooted but will be shipped without their pots due to them being recently potted up and the soil is too loose for shipping.

Just the Facts:

Bloom time: Late winter to spring

Size: To 8 inches tall and 24 inches wide

Plant in porous soil with adequate drainage

Provide bright light to full sun

Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch

Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a (30-35° F)

Balloon Cactus

Our cactus selection this month is Notocactus magnificus, commonly known as balloon cactus. Balloon cactus will provide a pop of blue-green in any dry or water wise garden. Its blue-green globe features wool and golden spines along the vertical ribs. It will form large clustering mounds in time. Expect lemon yellow flowers in summer. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. 

Just the facts:

Bloom time: Summer

Size: To 12 inches high and wide

Plant in porous cactus soil with adequate drainage

Provide bright light

Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch

Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a (20-25° F)

 

I hope you enjoy adding these wonderful gems to your collection!

Happy Planting!

Sonja

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