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Can someone turn down the thermostat?!?!

Summer is in full swing but I have some very cool plants to add to your collection!

Euphorbia crested

Typically, you get a cactus in your succulent subscription box but when I saw this euphorbia flanagan f. cristata ‘green coral’. I knew that had to be one of our plants this month. This is the first time I have seen it offered in a 2.5” pot but it won’t stay this small size for long! The plant easily grows 6-12 inches in well draining soil. It’s winter dormant and can readily be propagated from cuttings. Like all euphorbia the sap can be a skin irritant so wear gloves and no touchie the face!!!!

 Sedum burrito

Next on the list is sedum burrito. This is one of my favorite plants of all time. A great succulent as a stand alone and perfect in arrangements as your “spiller” plant. This one is a little trickier to work with because of leaf loss. The key is to really let the plant dry out before you replant it. You want the leaves to be slightly wrinkled to prevent leaf loss. However, the plus side of leaf loss is that you can throw them in the pot and soon you will get new plants. As with all succulents water when your pots are completely dry and give lots of bright light.

Moonstone 

Finally my favorite pink succulent Moonstone pachyphytum. Now your pink may not be as pink when you get it because I had to protect these from the blazing Southern California sun so with a little bright morning light they may go back to their pink gory. Keep out of full scorching sun or you will have fried moonstones pretty quickly. Bright light and morning sun are the best for these plants. Keep them together or share with a friend!!

 

Happy Planting!

Sonja 

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