Cactusing

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Jade

11 octobre 2018

The first succulent I bought to put indoor for our little appartment. A little background from wiki:

Crassula ovata, commonly known as jade plantlucky plantmoney plant or money tree, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers. It is native to South Africa and Mozambique, and is common as a houseplant worldwide. Much of its popularity stems from the low levels of care needed; the jade plant requires little water and can survive in most indoor conditions. It is sometimes referred to as the money tree; however, Pachira aquatica also has this nickname.

So, it’s our little charm, I decided to name it Jade.

14 octobre 2018

We went shopping for pots and soil and little vitamin for Jade. We went to Jardiland (Flins sur seine) to get those materials we need and as expected we bought more stuff (always) to what we need and said or even listed. We bought friends for Jade: Dino and Lotus.

 

 

 

Dino belongs to ‘Haworthias’, I called it Dino because of the pointy ends with a really embossed horizontal and vertical lines on its leaves which makes it look like the skin of a dinosaur, but whatever I just like to call it Dino.

According to wiki:

Haworthias are dainty succulent plants which are frequently compared to Aloes, this is hardly surprising since they are both members of the Asphodeloideae family. Haworthias are almost always small and very (very) slow growing plants that tend to look brilliant in unusual containers or interesting soil mixes.

The second friend of Jade I gave the name Lotus because obviously it looks like a lotus flower.

Wiki says:

Echeveria agavoides is a small, stemless succulent plant, 8–12 cm (3–5 in) tall, with a rosette of leaves 7–15 cm (3–6 in) in diameter. It is often solitary, but old plants in good condition grow offsets. The leaves are green, triangular, thicker (6 mm) and more acute than the other echeverias – hence the explanation of their name agavoides, “looking like an agave”. Some varieties with bright light have reddish (or bronze) tips and some forms have slightly red to very red margins. The inflorescences in summer appear on slender, single-sided cymes up to 50 cm (20 in) long. The flowers are pink, orange or red, the petals tipped with dark yellow.

Well so there it is, I hope we’ll see its colorful flowers bloom in summer. I’m excited for it!

 

 

PROPAGATING LEAVES:

Day 0

Started to plant and propagate succulents. The 1st leaf fell from Jade because I’ve transferred to another pot. The 2nd leaf I found also on the ground and the 3rd was I accidentally touched and broke when I was putting the soil. So, it’s the first time I tried to plant these kind and just followed what I’ve read and saw online on how to take care of succulents, where to put and all the TLC they need. So I’m gonna wait for the “best results” I wish I could have (crossed fingers).

 

joanpelrod

Loves ARTs, music, nature, food, fashion and travel. I moved to Paris and my life, money career was back to zero, so I started all over again with positivity. 😎

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