Written by Maggie
Mar 02 2021
Dicrocaulon ramulosum is a popular species of succulent plants, belonging to the family Apricaceae, with fleshy leaves arranged like rabbit ears and ornamental value. Dicrocaulon ramulosum is mainly distributed in southern Africa, Oceania and the central Pacific region and other tropical arid areas.
Dicrocaulon ramulosum is a Perennial Succulent herb, prostrate growth or densely clustered into small shrubby; Plant height is 10-25 cm, plant width 15-27 cm; Old stem is light brown, tender stem green, fine, are covered with very fine soft villi. Leaves of dicrocaulon ramulosum are green, fleshy, red in good light, 1-2 cm long, 0.3-0.5 cm wide; Opposite, basally connate, surface covered with minimal transparent vitreous particles, leaf apex thickened, root system often germinated at base of leaf close to ground. Flowers of Dicrocaulon ramulosum are large, Daisy - shaped, white, with long erect stems, spring. Capsule is fleshy, brown seeds, very small.
Dicrocaulon ramulosum likes sufficient sunshine, warm and dry, afraid of waterlogged concealment, avoid extreme drought or scorching sun exposure. Dicrocaulon ramulosum is suitable to grow in neutral, well drained, porous sandy loam soil with more particles.
Dicrocaulon ramulosum is found only in the northern Cape Province of South Africa.
Dicrocaulon ramulosum seeds can be fertilized one to two months after germination. It should be noted that the fertilizer to be bought as far as possible to dilute, still uses the way of immersion fertilization. If you have no experience in fertilizing, you can also stop fertilizing. When the seedlings of Dicrocaulon Ramulosum have grown a lot, they should be potted in time so that they can absorb sufficient growth nutrients. Potted seedlings should not be watered until a week later.
The soil used for sowing should be loose and breathable with good water retention effect. It is best to use mixed soil, which can be composed of vegetative soil, coal ash, sand, plant ash and perlite, with a ratio of 4:4:2:1:1. In addition, vegetative soil, vermiculite and perlite can be mixed in a ratio of 4:6:1.
When choosing a seedling pot for Dicrocaulon ramulosum, it's better to choose an earthenware pot with good air permeability rather than a ceramic one. Because only the flowerpot is breathable, pot soil is easy to dry, and is conducive to the germination of seeds. If you can't find an earthen pot, you can choose an earthenware one. When the pot is ready, it's time to fill Dicrocaulon ramulosum with soil. The soil should be about eight to ten centimeters thick, and it should have two three-centimeter edges.
Dicrocaulon ramulosum likes plenty of sun but can't get it, so it shades its young plants in the summer. In hot weather, place a water tray at the bottom of the pot and cover it with shallow water to keep it moist .During the cold winter months, Dicrocaulon ramulosum should be moved to a sunny corner and the soil should be kept slightly moist.
Before planting, Dicrocaulon ramulosum spreads a layer of sand evenly on the surface of the soil, wetting the sand with a watering can, and then spreads the seeds evenly over the sand bed. Because the seeds of Dicrocaulon ramulosum are small, you can also mix the planting soil with fine sand before sowing.In order to increase the germination rate, the sowing site needs to be dense and no soil should be applied after sowing.
Take mature branches of robust Dicrocaulon ramulosum, cut into 5-10 cm long sections, directly inserted into the sand bed, maintain a certain humidity, about 15-20 days can take root.
The leaves are very fleshy and arranged like rabbit ears. Dicrocaulon ramulosum is a popular variety of succulent plants with simple maintenance, easy propagation, peculiar shape and high ornamental value.
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seed heads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored.