June Subscription Box
Hey plant peeps,
Welcome to June! Also, how the hell did time fly by so quickly!?!? I swear I’ll be wrapping Christmas presents before I know it!
I’m excited to bring you some more of my favorite plants this month. I’m happy to report all of the plants are glorious and robust in their 2.5 inch pots. Let’s start off with our cactus:
Pine Cone cactus (Tephrocactus articulatus) is a vertical slow growing spineless cactus. That”s what the books say but I assure you they do have the occasional spine! The blue grey form resembles that of a pine or spruce cone. They can grow as tall as 1.0’, and have beautiful white blooms. It will sprout new growth in summer and if you happen to knock them off, just plant the nub band it will give you a new plant! This is a cactus that requires full sun or bright indoor light. They are a Zone 10 hardiness and will not survive frost. This one will also shrivel up and look rather pathetic when underwatered.
Next, is the Key Lime Pie, Crinkle-Leaf Plant (Andromischus cristatus). This adorable succulent is a deep green color and coated with fuzzy hairs, but watch out! Like a lot of succulents, this cutie can be toxic to humans and pets if ingested, so like don’t go making a sandwich out of them! Excellent for ground cover as they grow up to 18” tall and 24” wide. They require full sun to partial shade, or bright indoor light. This is a Zone 9a hardiness plant and will not survive frost. Keep in mind that this is a summer dormant succulent.
Finally, we have Sedum clavatum a gorgeous blue green rosette succulent that is known for pink blushing while dormant in the summer. They grow up to 8” tall, and make an excellent addition for hanging baskets. These require full sun or bright indoor light. Easily propagates from cuttings and leaves. This is a Zone 10a hardiness plant and will not survive frost. Non toxic for humans and pets.
If you are wondering what the baby yoga a thing in your box is, that’s a gnat trap! Now you know I’m a Star Wars fan! “Gnats kill, I must.”
Happy summer planting Peeps!!