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- Unusual foliage
- Easy to grow
- Drought tolerant
About This Plant
Up to 18 inches
Up to 36 inches
Attractive foliage, drought tolerant
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsDig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Amend heavy soils with gravel, coarse sand, or a cactus and succulent mix to improve drainage. Return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Water new plants lightly but frequently to avoid rotting the roots. Check for water needs every few days to once per week. Mulch with gravel to improve drainage of water from the base of the plant.
General Care DescriptionNeeds little care, fertilize at half or quarter strength once a month in summer, none in winter.
Effort of Care
Grows best in full sun, benefits from light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Provide the brightest light possible indoors.
Water regularly spring through summer, allowing the top 1-3 inches of soil to dry before watering again. Water just enough in winter to keep the leaves from shrivelling.
Disease and Pests
No serious pests, mealybugs and spider mites can occasionally attack plants. Root rot from overwatering is the most common cause of death.
USDA Hardiness Zone