The green foliage has an ivory frost of soft hairs. The leaves cluster together into distinctive, upright rosettes. Water as the potting mix begins to dry out, the leaves don’t store much water.
This plant is a hybrid between C. perfoliata var. minor and C. barklyi.
In ideal conditions offsets will form along the stem and from the base of the plant and will soon fill your pot. At the top of the plant, little flower spikes of red/pink buds open to white flowers in the right conditions.
SIZE (HxW): 5-15cm x 5-10cm
I SEE THE LIGHT: Bright, indirect light is ideal. Keep out of the hot afternoon sun lest their leaves be sunburned or roots damaged. They may stretch if they don’t have enough light, cut short and regrow from cuttings if this occurs.
I NEED A DRINK: Low, water well, then allow the soil to almost dry out before watering again. Keeping them on the drier side will result in better colour. Summer dormant.
I WILL SURVIVE: These plants are so easy, they pretty much look after themselves. In pots ensure you choose a cactus/succulent potting mix for best results as it offers the sharp drainage they need. Choose a pot with drainage holes to ensure they don’t end up sitting in water.
Use a diluted, liquid fertiliser in spring to keep them happy and healthy. They aren’t heavy feeders so will forgive you if you forget.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Cool to Sub-Tropical