(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Also known as toung leaph,The flowers are a very cheerful yellow daisy flower, and the following seed pods are really cool. They are often grown because of their irresistibility to be touched. People cannot walk past them without giving the leaves a gentle squeeze.
Origin and Habitat: South Africa
Blooming season: late Autumn through to late in winter.
Cultivation and Propagation: These plants are some of the more easily cultivated succulent species. Their main growth period is in late winter and were heading for spring-summer dormancy, but they do best with at least a little water all year.
Soil: requires good. It can grow outdoor in sunny, dry, rock crevices (protection against winter wet is required) It can also be cultivated in alpine house, in poor, drained soil.
Watering: Requires little water otherwise their epidermis breaks (resulting in unsightly scars). Water moderately from the middle of summer to the end of winter, and keep the compost almost dry when the plants are dormant (only occasional misting). Water minimally in spring and summer, only when the plant starts shrivelling (, but they will generally grow even in summer if given water).
Exposition: Keep cool and shaded in summer, but provide maximum light the rest of the year.
Hardiness: It prefer a very bright situation and require a minimum temperature 5°C (But will take a light frost and is hardy down to -7° C for short periods if it is in dry soil). USDA zones 9A - 11. In areas prone to frost, grow in an intermediate greenhouse or conservatory, in pots.
Notes: The 50 or so species of this South African genus of succulents are so similar that many may be hybrids.
Propagation: Seeds or cuttings. Seeds germinate very easily and can be sown in early to mid-spring, but can be sown at most times of the year (Avoid very hot weather in summer) and germinated in heated humid environment. Do not sow the seeds too deep. If sown too deep, they will be smothered and probably not germinate. Under ideal conditions, seedlings will grow rapidly. Plant the seedlings out when they are 3-5 cm in height.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz