Written by Maggie
Feb 13 2021
Orostachys like light and are afraid of shade. They should be bred in sunny places, preferably in balconies, roofs or courtyards. Now, let's look at how to grow and care for Orostachys.
When we grow and care for Orostachys, Orostachys potted soil is a loose, airy sandy soil, while home potted soil can be made from a mixture of river sand and organic nutrient-rich soil.
Orostachys like light and are afraid of shade. When we grow and care for Orostachys, they should be pit in sunny places, preferably in balconies, roofs or courtyards. Adequate light, full leaves, dense short nodes, compact plant shape, leaves from green to red, high temperature under the strong light, turned to iron red or dark purple. Orostachys placed in the semi-sprout or inside the balcony, although they can also grow, but the stem nodes and leaves become long, growing emaciated. The plant shape is loose, not compact, the leaf is pink green. When pumping unborn Flower stems, they need to often exchange position, prevent them from growing to light, cause plants to bend, influence ornamental.
When we grow and care for Orostachys, daily watering in accordance with the "do not pour, pouring is pouring through" principle, to avoid long-term soil too wet or water, resulting in root rot. Orostachys is cold and drought-resistant, dry and frozen but waterlogged and dead! When a plant is wilting, it will recover quickly if you water it. But it should not be too dry and dehydrated, or the plant will grow slowly, the leaves will be dull and lack vitality. Flowering plant pumping stem flowering period, growth, need more water, should be more water; The overwintering plant forms a short stem, grows slowly, needs less water, should be watered less.
Orostachys have strong vitality and do not need too much nutrition during the growing period. No fertilization is needed on weekdays. When we grow and care for Orostachys during the growth and germination of new leaves, thin decaying organic fertilizer or compound fertilizer with low nitrogen and high phosphorus and potassium should be poured once a month. Fertilization should be stopped at high temperature. When the flower buds are incubated and the flower stems are pulled out, 0.1% potassium dihydrogen phosphate water solution should be poured once to make Orostachys grow luxuriantly and blossom luxuriantly.
Orostachys are heat and cold resistant, tolerating temperatures from -20 ° C to 40 ° C. But when the summer has a high temperature, plant growth is slow, just planted plants should pay attention to appropriate shade in summer. Overcast and rainy days, to take shelter in time, or in a well-ventilated rain less than the place, and control watering, so as not to cause plant rot due to stuffy, humid, soil water. When we grow and care for Orostachys in winter, when the temperature at night is not lower than 5℃ and the daytime temperature is above 15℃, the plants can continue to grow. Orostachys are not cold resistant, winter 0℃ below, will be frozen atrophy fall off; The short stem with dense scaly leaves in the center can withstand the severe cold of -20℃ or so, and can overwinter on the ground.