November Subscription Box

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How is it November!?!?!?

I can’t be the only one who thinks this year has passed at break neck speed, but here we are with another month of plants to add to your ever growing collection.

This month’s plants are all about texture, from the uniformity of the stacked Crassula leaves to the fuzzy softness of the Echeveria and the wonky unpredictable growth pattern of your Ming Thing, these plants are on point. 

Ming thing

Cereus validus monstrose (C. validus'Ming Thing' 

This monstrose variety is a blue-green columnar cactus a wonderfully twisted form that sports a few short spines. This weird and wonky cactus originating from Bolivia and Argentina is totally one of my favorites!

This plant is a zone 10 (30F) hardiness and requires filtered/partial sun or bright indoor light to keep the wavy columns in a compact shape. While it can tolerate slightly lower light conditions than your average cactus, it still requires enough sun in order to produce the gorgeous red or white blooms. 

 Crassula Perforata, ivory tower

Crassula x perforata 'Ivory Towers'  'Giant String of Buttons'

A tall-growing succulent from South African Crassula with stacks of thick, joined leaf pairs skewered by a stem that grows up to 18.0" tall. The height this plant provides is a great addition to any arrangement.  

This plant is a zone 10 (30F) hardiness and requires filtered/partial sun or bright indoor light to keep its compact shape and color. The creamy green leaves will take on a dark pink outline and tall blooming stalks with small white flowers.

 Echeveria frosty

Echeveria pulvinata var. frigida 'Nova' 'Frosty' 'White Chenille Plant'

This gorgeous blue green echeveria gets its name from the silver velvety farina that protects it from the intense full sun of its rocky habitat in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Despite its name, 'Frosty' is a Zone 10 (30F) plant and needs protection from freezing temperatures. It is, however, wonderfully low-maintenance whether growing in-ground or in a pot, so long as it has great drainage and gets full sun or bright indoor light. It usually blooms in winter by sending up flower stalks that hang heavy with up to 20 orange, bell-shaped flowers.

The rosettes stay fairly small but the fuzzy stems beneath them will continue to branch and grow up to 9" long. Will propagates easily from stem cuttings just below the rosette, which will keep the plant compact.

 

As always, happy planting!!

 

Sonja

Xoxoxo 

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