Notocactus Concinnus Crinkle Leaf Plant
(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Notocactus concinnus, commonly known as ‘Crinkle leaf plant’, grows up to a height of 2.5 cm. It has fleshy, triangular, gray-green leaves that grow up from a central base and are "crinkled" at the top, having a flattened and much-ribbed sphere shape. The crinkle leaf plant's leaves are also covered in tiny hairs, giving them a fuzzy appearance. This winter-dormant plant has its origin in South Africa and belongs to the Cactaceae family.
The Notocactus concinnus plant has a fast growth rate.
Crinkle leaf plants bloom in the summer on a tall stem with small, tubular, Grey/green flowers.
Watering and Feeding
These cacti, in general, do not require a lot of water to survive, and overwatering is an easy way to kill your Crinkle leaf plant. Too much water can cause root rot. Fertilize your plant monthly in the spring and summer with liquid cacti and succulent fertilizer.
These plants require well-draining soil, such as sand. Standard potting mixes are usually too dense for them. So, cacti and succulent potting mix are best for container plants.
Notocactus concinnus plant is not cold-hardy. It has a frost tolerance of 5° C (41° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 10.
While Crinkle leaf succulents can grow in partial shade, they prefer full sun exposure, which means at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days.
This cactus can be propagated from seeds, but leaf cuttings are generally an easier way to propagate.
Notocactus concinnus or Crinkle leaf plants are low-maintenance and eye-catching succulents that look great in homes or offices.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Crinkle leaf plant|
|Scientific Name||Notocactus concinnus|
|Shape||Flattened and much-ribbed sphere.|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|