November Subscription plants
Hey Plant peeps!
First, sorry for the delay on care instructions, let’s call it what it is, operator error!!!
Welcome back to our monthly plant subscription journey, where we unwrap the botanical treasures that have landed on your doorstep. This November, our plant party includes the charming Lithops, the whimsical Monkey Tail Cactus, and the elegant Graptoveria Lovely Rose, it may be your first imported plant but hopefully not your last!!.
1. Lithops: The Living Stones
Let's kick things off with the surreptitious Lithops, also known as "Living Stones." These quirky little succulents mimic the appearance of pebbles, fooling even the keenest eyes. Lithops are native to the deserts of southern Africa, and their care requires a touch of desert wisdom.
- Light: Lithops adore bright, indirect sunlight. Place them in a sunny spot where they can soak up those rays without getting scorched.
- Soil: Use a well-draining mix, preferably cactus soil. Mix in some perlite or coarse sand to ensure water doesn't linger around the roots. Seriously, 9 parts inorganic material and 1 part potting mix is really the way to go. Our shop offers a wonderful blend if you need some!
- Watering: Ah, here's where Lithops throw a curveball! These clever little succulents have a unique watering cycle. In their natural habitat, Lithops receive infrequent but heavy rainfall. To mimic this, water sparingly but thoroughly during their active growing season (usually spring and autumn). Come winter, give them a dry spell, almost like a plant siesta.
2. Hildewintera colademonois
Say hello to the Monkey Tail Cactus because the botanical name doesn’t necessarily roll off the tongue. With its cascading stems resembling, you guessed it, monkey tails, this cactus adds a touch of whimsy to any space.
- Light: These cacti crave sunlight, so give them a sunny spot. A few hours of direct sunlight each day will keep their tails swinging with joy.
- Soil: Opt for well-draining cactus soil or mix in some perlite to ensure water doesn't linger around the roots.
- Watering: Like most cacti, the Monkey Tail prefers a "less is more" approach to watering. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, and remember, they're more forgiving of underwatering than overwatering.
3. Graptoveria Lovely Rose: Elegance in Succulent Form
Our November subscription box wouldn't be complete without the stunning Graptoveria Lovely Rose. With rosettes reminiscent of delicate roses, this succulent is a true beauty. I was so pleased to find these little gems and you have two chances to get it right!!
- Light: Provide bright, indirect sunlight to keep those rosettes in full bloom.
- Soil: A well-draining succulent or cactus mix works wonders. Good drainage is the key to a happy Graptoveria.
- Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, and water thoroughly when you do. During the winter months, cut back on watering to prevent root rot.
There you have it peeps! November's subscription box is a trifecta of charm, featuring the resilient Lithops, the playful Monkey Tail Cactus, and the elegant Graptoveria Lovely Rose. As you embark on this green journey, remember to embrace the unique needs of each plant, and you'll be rewarded with a thriving, vibrant collection.
Happy planting! 🌿✨