January Subscription Box

January Subscription Box

Happy New Year!

There’s no better way to start the year than with new plants!

I found some great specimens for this month’s subscription box. I am excited to have you add these versatile plants to your collection.

January succulent subscription

January is our air plant month and this is one of my perennial favorites - Tillandsia Caput Medusae. These darling plants are aptly named for the best known of the Gorgons, Medusa and her hair full of snakes. This tillandsia originates from Centeral America and Mexico. You will be rewarded with blooms depending on how much light they get (high light = blood red bracts, low light = green bracts), where and they sport light purple tubular flowers.

Ideal for both indoors or outdoors, but no temps below 0. Best suited for strong indirect light, but they are adaptable. In my personal experience, I spray or dunk once a week.  Allow to dry within 6-8 hours, and water more often if you are in drier climates. 

 Tillandsia Caput medusae

Next is Crassula Baby's Necklace. This is a sweet little succulent with puffy green leaves and red edges, stacked on thin stems like beads on a baby's necklace. This plant will stay fairly small growing to only about 12 inches tall and can form 12-inch wide clumps of upright stems. It generally blooms in late spring and early summer with tufts of white flowers.

Your baby necklace needs well draining soil with the soil drying completely between deep watering. If the leaves don't look plump, they are thirsty! Easily propagates from cuttings and is a wonderful plant on its own or in an arrangement.

Crassula baby necklace

Lastly, we have our cactus selection, where you have three chances to get it to grow. Our 2.5” pot boasts three well established plants! 

Austrocylindropuntia subulata f. monstrosa, also known as "Christmas Tree Cactus." These are in the opuntia family, so watch those spines. This is a really easy cactus to grow if you can park it in full sun.  Occasionally give it water and walk away. They can really take off in the ground growing up to 13’ if you are in hardiness zone 9a-11.  Otherwise they will do very well being potted in well drawing soil and put in the sunniest spot your garden has!

Christmas tree cactus

Enjoy Friends!

Happy Planting!

Sonja & Isaac

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