cotyledon papillaris

the genus cotyledon belongs to the crassulaceae family and includes about 10 species that are primarily distributed in south africa.

plant care for cotyledon papillaris

cotyledon papillaris does good on a bright or light shaded place with partial sun (morning and/or evening).

it can be planted in regular cactus soil or a mix between humus, sand and gritty (2:1:1). drench the soil and remove water flowing out of the pot after a few minutes. wet legs can cause rotten roots. allow to dry before watering next.

a half diluted cactus fertilizer can be given monthly in spring/summer. when placed at room temperature every eight weeks in fall/winter. cotyledon papillaris can be placed on about 10-15 °c/50-59 °f at this time. then it needs less watering, a fertilizer must not be given.

cotyledon papillaris

propagation

cotyledon papillaris can be propagated by seeds, stem or leaf cuttings. before potting the cut end should dry out for 2-4 days on a bright but not sunny location.

crassula ovata – jade plant, money tree

the genus crassula belongs to the crassulaceae family and some of their members are popular houseplants. the jade plant (crassula ovata) is native to south africa. it has a lot of common names, like money or friendship tree. there are some cultivars available with yellow to green variegated leaves.

cultivation

the jade plant does good on a bright place with morning and/or evening sun. if placed too dark it can produce small leaves sitting on long and thin stems.

it needs a good drained soil with some sand and/or gritty like it can be found in a regular cactus mix.

crassula ovate need to be good watered, what runs out of the pot should be removed after a few minutes. before watering next let the soil dry. wet legs can cause root rot.

during spring/summer a half concentrated cactus fertilizer can be given monthly. if placed at room temperature in fall/winter it can be fed every eight weeks.

if you can give em enough light, it can be cultivated at room temperature throughout the year. during winter the jade plant can be placed at 10-15 °c (50-59 °f). then keep it nearly dry and don’t feed.

jade plant crassula ovata

propagation

propagation can be done with seeds, stem or leaf cuttings.

adromischus cooperi – plover eggs

the sometimes called plover eggs, adromischus cooperi is a south african native. the leaves of this dwarf succulent can get 2.5 to 5 cm (1 to 2 inches) long. it belongs to the crassulaceae family.

plant care

adromischus cooperi likes a bright and sunny place, light shade will be tolerated. during summer it can be placed in the garden, but make sure that rain water can run out of the pot’s hole. because “wet legs” can cause root rot.

the soil should be well drained with some gritty, sand and a bit humus. a regular cactus mix can be used.

the plover eggs need to be good watered, what runs out of the pot should be removed after a few minutes. before watering next the soil must dry.

adromischus cooperi can be fed monthly with a half concentrated cactus fertilizer.

if you can give em enough light, it can be cultivated at room temperature throughout the year. during winter the plover eggs can be placed at 10-15 °c (50-59 °f). then keep it nearly dry and don’t feed.

propagation

adromischus cooperi can be propagated by seeds or cuttings.