Carrion-flower profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 01 2021

Carrion-flower profile

Carrion-flowers, scientific name Orbea variegata, are succulents of the genus Carrion-flowers. It's originally in South Africa. Carrion-flowers like warm, dry and sunny environments. Carrion-flowers are cold resistant, drought resistant, and high temperature. Fertile, loose sandy loam soil is required. The temperature in winter is not lower than 15℃. Its leaf shape and color are beautiful and have certain ornamental values. Potted plants can be placed in the TV, computer, and can absorb radiation, and can also be planted in the room to absorb formaldehyde and other substances, purifying the air.

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Morphological characteristics of carrion-flowers

Carrion-flowers (Orbea variegata) are not tall, perennial evergreen succulent herbs, often subshrubby, with many prostrate branches. Leaf blade is fleshy triangulate, very special.

Carrion-flowers bloom in winter and are white, red, and lavender in color.

Common varieties are divided into two varieties with long leaves and short leaves, with yellow flowers in summer.

The ecological habits of the carrion-flower

Carrion-flower (Orbea variegata) likes warm, dry and sunny environments, not cold, drought tolerant, afraid of high temperatures, pay attention to shading in summer, otherwise the surface is easy to wrinkle. Fertile, loose sandy loam soil is required. The temperature in winter is not lower than 15℃.

Carrion-flower (Orbea variegata) is able to tolerate temperatures of minus 3 degrees Celsius when the soil in the basin is dry. The soil can be rich, loose sandy loam. Kite is coal blended with peat, soil surface covered with river sand particles, the basin of water or soil can be slightly wet, no need to worry about takes root in a cool, ventilated place, the soil is very dry to water, anterior roots wither will atrophy, dehydration is serious, but don't worry will hang, do something no matter, crumpled will be very good to take root, found evidence of the growth can slowly to normal water supply.

Distribution region of carrion-flower

Carrion-flower (Orbea variegata) is native to South Africa and can be grown in many parts of the world.


Propagation methods of carrion-flowers

The common propagation methods of carrion-flowers (Orbea variegata) are seeding and cutting. Sowing is generally carried out in spring, indoor pot sowing, about 10 days after sowing, seedling root is fine, add water to be careful. The seedlings can be transplanted after 1 month.

Cutting of Carrion-flowers mainly in the spring, autumn season, choose a substantial stem node, cut into 8~10 cm, inserted in the sand bed, 15~20 days can take root, when the root grows to 2~3 cm can be potted.

Carrion-flowers growing methods

Carrion-flowers (Orbea variegata) like warm, dry and sunny environments. Carrion-flowers are drought resistant, high temperature resistant. Carrion-flowers can endure the temperature of minus 3 degrees Celsius, in the basin soil dry conditions. The soil can be rich, loose sandy loam.

Carrion-flowers (Orbea variegata) have no obvious dormant period in summer, so they can safely stay in the shade and ventilate, and the cool season is their peak growth season. If it's below 2 degrees, the water will slowly run out. Keep the soil dry for the winter.