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How to grow and care for turquoise tail

Written by Maggie

Feb 08 2021

How to grow and care for turquoise tail

How to grow and care for turquoise tail? Turquoise tail is a succulent plant of the genus Pachyloidaceae. It is not a coniferous plant. It is Turquoise green all year round and is very easy to grow. Turquoise tail is an ornamental leaf-watching plant that is very compact and turns red at the tip or even the entire leaf. It is favored by many succulent lovers.

Light care for growing turquoise tail

Turquoise tail is a light-loving plant. When we grow and care for a turquoise tail, we must give it enough light, especially in the spring and autumn winter; these three seasons can give full sun, to make it fully enjoy the care. If the light is not enough, it will keep on elonging, cause its section will reduce branch, and seems to affect the ornamental value. In the summer, it must not be exposed to the sun, and we should pay attention to shading not to be sunburned, and also put it in a well-ventilated environment.

Temperature care for growing turquoise tail

The Succulent Turquoise tail is not cold resistant, prefers warm environment, and has certain endurance to high temperature. Therefore, when we grow and care for turquoise tail in winter, the temperature must be controlled well, and the temperature should not be lower than 5 degrees, otherwise it is easy to cause freezing injury and hinder the growth of the plant. Make sure the minimum temperature is above 10C and the summer temperature is kept below 27C, otherwise the plants will go semi-dormant.

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Water care for growing turquoise tail

Turquoise tail is more resistant to drought, usually don't need to water it, only wait to find the soil dry, and can be a little bit to give it a little, but also want the right amount. Turquoisetail will be very afraid of wet, cannot let the soil there be seeper inside, otherwise easy to appear roots rotted phenomenon, serious even can die directly. When we grow and care for turquoise tail during the growth period, water should be watered once a week, spray around the plant in summer when the temperature is high, reduce the amount of water in autumn, and keep dry in winter.

Fertilizer care for growing turquoise tail

The Turquoise tail is easy to grow and is not very difficult to grow, and is often used as a ground cover plant.The Turquoise tail enters a dormant period in summer, but the dormant period is relatively short. Turquoise Tail does not require much fertilizer, but in order for it to grow faster and healthier, when we grow and care for turquoise tail, it can be supplemented with phosphate and potash fertilizer.

Growing turquoise tail care for diseases and pests control

When we grow and care for turquoise tail, it will also be attacked by some diseases and insects, which is easy to be targeted by insects. It is one of the first choice plants for butterflies to lay eggs. When we grow and care for turquoise tail, we must prepare prevention and control work in advance, so that we can effectively prevent the damage of diseases and insects and let the plants grow normally. 

Propagation methods of turquoise tail

The propagation methods of Turquoise tail include cutting and beheading. The main propagation method is cutting. In the spring and autumn growing season, the fully grown twigs are broken off and inserted into the soil to take root, which is easy to propagate.

care for turquoise tail