August Succulent Subscription Box

August Succulent Subscription Box

Hey Plant Peeps!!

Happy August! Also, how the heck is it August what happened to summer?!?!

I’ve got a great selection for month 8 of our subscription box. 

 

 

Graptosedum 'Alpenglow'

About

This is a great little plant with lots of potential for containers and gardens alike The leaves come in vibrant shades of pink ranging from pale rose to deep coral. The stems can grow long and trail rosettes along the full length of the bending stems. Grown in more shade the plants will tend to lose their vibrant color and turn green. This plant can be easily princes to for a more dense compat plant 

Care

This is a Zone 10 plant, so the soft leaves will not survive a harsh winter outdoors. May be kept indoors on a bright sunny windowsill in a pot with plenty of drainage. 

Cotyledon tomentosa 'Bear Paws'

Bear paws succulent

About

FUZZY! One of my favorite fuzzy plants, this shrub like succulent has thick oval fuzzy leaves that feature little points on the end that look just like a bear's paw. Unlike this month's cactus, you can touch these paws all day long! Just be careful as the leaves are known to be quite delicate. 

Care

Zone 10 - will not survive a harsh frost. For outdoor growing, plant your paws in a shady spot. Keeping paws indoors will require at least 6 hours of bright indirect light a day. Avoid feeding and overwatering during the colder months. Overwatering will result in all the little paw leaves dropping and you’ll just have a sad stick for a plant!

 

Mammillaria elongata 'Copper King' 

Coorer king cactus

About

This month's cactus is a tall growing cylinder cactus featuring densely clustered copper spines, thus the name Copper King. The mini blooms range from white, pale yellows, or pink. 

Care

Zone 10 - will not survive a harsh frost. This is a hard plant to kill as long as it gets bright sunlight both indoors and out. Easily propagates from cuttings so you can share with a friend!

 

Last but not least, I always tuck in something a little extra and this month its a Lithops. Described as little brains or butts these South African natives are really unique! Be sure to not overwater or they will not be happy. A 90% gritty mix is ideal and do not water when the plant is splitting.

 

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