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This forest jewel with deep green and red leaves grows in the deep shade of the coastal forest growing the sandstone cliffs. The broadly elliptic succulent leaves are dark glossy green on the top, while the under surface is maroon to carmine giving it a striking appearance. Some forms have attractive white spots along the veins on the upper surface of the leaf.
A very similar plant is C. multicava, a popular garden plant much used as a ground cover.
It bears rosettes of leaves and large pyramidal panicles of bright yellow flowers in the spring.
This hardy small shrub is native to the Canary Islands, mainly on Tenerife.
Aeonium sedifolium is easy to grow, and it is perfect for beginning gardeners. It may grow up to 2-5 ft tall and can spread up to 4 ft from the center. It prefers full sunlight but can tolerate partial shade. It needs low water for keeping the soil moist, but not waterlogged, and should be watered moderately. Fertilizing in the spring and summer is necessary for the best results.
Its ornamental foliage makes it a great addition to any garden. It has oval succulent leaves colored with red stripes and a glossy surface. This small shrub produces small yellow and orange flowers that become very attractive in clusters. The flowers appear in spring, making it a great plant to decorate your garden in this season.
For growing Aeonium sedifolium in colder regions, it is recommended to grow it in pots or containers and move the containers indoors in winter. When the temperatures lower, make sure to keep the soil moist. Be sure to keep it in a bright area. Planting it in a place with good air circulation is also important to prevent diseases.
Aeonium sedifolium is a great addition to any garden. Its ornamental foliage and its yellow and orange flowers make it a great plant to decorate your garden in spring. It is easy to grow, and it is perfect for beginning gardeners. It prefers full sun and low water for keeping the soil moist, and it can tolerate some cold temperatures. It is suitable for USDA Zone 9-11, but growing it in pots or containers in colder regions and moving the containers indoors in winter is the best solution.
Bryophyllum daigremontianum (Mother of Thousands) is a small shrub grown in USDA Zones 9-11 that grows 2 to 5 feet tall and makes an excellent ornamental foliage and flowers in landscape. This succulent African native enjoys a warm climate but can survive dry conditions and the salt of the seaside. Growing in full sun or partial shade and receiving adequate rainfall, this evergreen plant displays showy flowers in shades of pink, red and crimson.
To care for your Mother of Thousands succulent, place in a sunny location with good air circulation in a well draining soil. Keep it moist during the spring and summer months, allowing the top few inches of soil to dry slightly between waterings, and reduce watering during the winter months. Adding a little bit of fertilizer in the summer months will ensure your Bryophyllum daigremontianum produces healthy leaves and flowers.
If you'd like to grow Mother of Thousands in cold regions, you can create a suitable environment in a container and bring it inside during the winter. When potted, use cactus soil or a soil made of equal parts of sand, peat moss, and potting soil, and use a container with drainage holes. While it is better to keep it in a warm spot, it can survive cooler temperatures, such as a garage or a cool basement, if you allow some direct sunlight. Additionally, you can use a grow light to ensure your Bryophyllum daigremontianum gets the light it needs. Make sure to keep it moist, but not too wet, and repot as needed.
Mother of Thousands is not only an ornamental plant, but it serves as a traditional medicine plant with ethnomedical properties. Its sap can be quite irritating, so be sure you wear gloves when handling it. In conclusion, this attractive succulent is a great and easy-to-grow addition to your garden or container, and its drought tolerance makes it a valuable part of coastal, low-water gardens.
Very prolific round tubular leaves forming plantlets on the ends that quickly start new plants if they fall to the ground. This plant needs a rather dry atmosphere and complete exposure to sunlight. Throughout the summer, the soil should be kept moist, but in the winter, very little water is needed.
Bryophyllum fedtchenkoi, otherwise known as Kalanchoe, is a small plant native to Madagascar that can grow 2-5 feet in height. It is an extremely ornamental species, containing leaves of bluish-green hue with brown margins that can take on a pink hue when exposed to a sufficient amount of full sun. These foliage-rich plants are hardy in USDA Zones 9-11, and are typically seen in seaside climates due to their salt tolerance.
The flowers of Bryophyllum fedtchenkoi are vinous in colour, ranging from a deep red to a crimson hue, with their inflorescence reaching 12" tall. The blooms are incredibly attractive, making it a popular choice for gardeners.
Growing this bushy-branched specimen is easy - and it can be done in pots for those living in colder climates. When planting in pots, it is important to use a well-draining material, and avoid moist and waterlogged conditions for best results. Moderately watering about once a week during dry seasons, and keeping the plant in plenty of full sun should not pose too much of a challenge, and should allow the Kalanchoe to thrive.
This rare variety brought from Thailand has large fleshy leaves 1-2 ft in length. Leaves and stems are covered with silvery coating. Flowers are very showy, red with orange-yellow or light yellow. When planted in groups, these plants make very unforgettable view, covered with flame-like flowers. Like other kalanchoes, leaflets form easily, they are fuzzy and silver. Easy to grow just from one leaf set on top of moist soil. Very fast growing, drought tolerant small shrub. Tolerates almost any conditions.
Native Hawaiian plant. Easy to grow just from one leaf set on top of moist soil. Very fast growing, drought tolerant small shrub. Tolerates almost any conditions. Spectacular bloomer! Other common names: Donkey Ears; Life Plant; Miracle Leaf; Sprouting Leaf; Sprout Leaf Plant; Leaf of Life; Resurrection Plant; Canterbury Bells; Cathedral Bells; Mexican Love Plant; Floppers; Good Luck Leaf; Tree Of Life; Hawaiian Air Leaf; Palm Beachbells. Bahamians call it Life Leaf or Ploppers. In the Bahamas it is mostly used for Asthma or shortness in breath.