Trailing stems of perfectly plump foliage. The little ‘beans’ have a touch of mahogany at their tip. A gorgeous choice for pots, rockeries or even little hanging baskets.
They are covered in a soft, silver fuzz which will wear away with touch so they are best left alone. The new spring leaves have a lighter shade. In ideal conditions red flowers will form in winter. They are dormant through summer.
SIZE (HxW): 5cm x 5-25cm (grows about 10cm a year in ideal conditions).
I SEE THE LIGHT: They grow best in a bright, indirect light – if you need a light to read by during the day in their position, it is too dark. Outdoors protect from the hot afternoon sun.
I NEED A DRINK: When watering it is always better to err on the side of caution – too little is better than too much. Water well, then allow the soil to dry out before watering again. Less water is required in winter as they don’t like to be cold and wet. The leaves will shrivel if they are left too dry and may fall off – a great way to get some attention from you!
I WILL SURVIVE: If growing in pots use a well drained potting mix, ideally one that is for succulents and cactus. They don’t enjoy humidity, so ensure they have good air flow.
You don’t need to fertilise them very often or much, a diluted liquid feed in spring is all they need and they will forgive you if you forget.
If they get leggy, no problem, just give them a light prune, you can even replant the offcuts (allow them to callous, then pop them on top of potting soil and keep them moist), spring is the ideal time for this.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Cool to Tropical