Most succulents grow in arid and semi-arid areas or desert areas, specifically, in dry or dry places for a period of a year, because there is a long time a year to absorb water at all, or by thick stems or leaves stored in the body to sustain life.There are many kinds of succulent plants, and there are more than 10,000 kinds of succulent plants in the world. Next, let's enjoy the common varieties of succulent plants.
Today we share the second succulent plant-cross star brocade
Cross star brocade day family green lock dragon, the origin of Cape Town area, South Africa, cross star brocade also known as star B female brocade, for a perennial fleshy herb, plants, branches, stem meat, time for a long time stem will gradually half woody
Cross star brocade fleshy leaves gray green to light green, yellow on both sides of the leaf or red brocade, leaf surface has green spots, the temperature difference between the leaf edge is slightly red, in late autumn and early spring, the temperature difference is big when the leaf edge red is particularly obvious, so winter is the most beautiful time of cross star brocade. The leaves of the plant are reciprocal, oval triangular, without petiole, base connected together, new leaves overlap up and down, and adult leaves up and down with a little interval. The flowering color is beige and opens from April to June.
Cross star brocade needs a sunny and cool, dry environment, resistant half shade, afraid of waterlogging, avoid hot and humid. It has the habit of cold season growth and high temperature dormancy in summer. From September to June of the next year is the growth period of the plant (different environment, growth period), if the light will make the plant long, the upper and lower distance between the leaves, making the plant loose, the red, the leaves become tender, the summer brocade is not too obvious; and in the sunny growing plants, short and strong, relatively compact. Cross star brocade is kept in the full sunshine of the sun room.
Cross star brocade growing period needs to keep the soil moist, to avoid water accumulation. The soil kite uses cinder mixed peat, a small amount of perlite, the ratio of about 5:4:1, and the soil surface is covered with small stones. Cross star brocade can withstand the low temperature of about minus 2℃, is the indoor temperature, not open air, and then the top of the leaf will appear frostbite, dry death, the next year will be in the withered germination of new side branches. The whole winter basically cut off water, below 5 degrees will begin to slowly cut off water. In summer high temperature, the whole plant grows slowly or completely stops, this time should be well ventilated and appropriate shading, avoid exposure, control watering, not rain for a long time, so as not to avoid the plant rot. Cross star brocade in the breeding process need to often trim, cut to the disorderly branches, in order to maintain the beautiful shape of the plant.
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