Lithops Optica Rubra profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 09 2021

Lithops Optica Rubra profile

Lithops Optica Rubra is the Lithops Optica family belonging to the variety of the great jade, the original species of the great jade light green to gray green, the wild also found very individual whole body red Lithops Optica Rubra plants. The dormancy potential of the summer is weak, belonging to the summer species.

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Lithops Optica Rubra

Lithops Optica Rubra morphological characteristics

The plant height of Lithops Optica Rubra is 3-4cm, cylindric, with obvious cracks in the middle. Some plants appear zoned during curing. When the new leaves show the old leaves, they are green, watery and red, and have a metallic luster. Then in sufficient light, it gradually turns red, old leaves fall off, the plant body deep red purple, crystal clear, like ruby. Fluorescence is november-december, white, sometimes with lavender margin, 5CM in diameter.

Lithops Optica Rubra growth habit

Lithops Optica Rubra prefers a sunny environment with temperatures ranging from 15 ° C to 25 ° C. Lithops Optica Rubra needs a water-draining, air-permeable substrate. The proportion of particles in the substrate can be higher to improve the substrate drainage. Growing lithops optica rubra is more difficult than the common lithflower variety and is very likely to die over the course of the summer. Therefore, in the process of summer, we must pay attention to cooling and shading.To pay attention to control the water, but do not completely off the water, can be every half a month appropriate "drop" a few drops of water (water to mix carbendazim oh, the amount of their own grasp as little as possible), the purpose is to prevent the root completely dry and cause death.

Lithops Optica Rubra daily Care

After plant lithops optica Rubra for 10 days to half a month, and then sit basin watering, usually spray. A month later, foliar spraying fertilizer, available 3‰ potassium dihydrogen phosphate liquid, and filling root pericarp fertilizer water.

Lithops Optica Rubra is a breed that likes little water. It can be watered once a month. If the scale appears on the leaf surface, wipe it with a soft cloth of 1:10 vinegar mixed with water.

Desquamate period is 2-6 months, desquamate period strictly cuts off water, otherwise a summer is also not over, will also take off two. If the temperature does not exceed 30℃ and almost does not hibernate, it can be maintained normally when the weather turns cool in autumn, while in winter, there is less water and more sunshine. If dormancy occurs, use surface spray to moisturize and cool down. Beware of freezing injury in winter, especially from the winter solstice to the beginning of spring. The temperature below 6℃ is damaged by freezing.

Lithops optica rubra hates changing its soil every 3-4 years. If the surface of the soil is salinity, then use an elimination method, and cover new soil. Lithops Optica Rubra does not like fat: add a few slow-release pellets every three months.

Moderate shading, window screen can be used on closed balcony glass, but at other times give full illumination. The bright colours of Lithops Optica Rubra are fully displayed only when the light is good.

Lithops Optica Rubra is for cross-flower cross-pollination, because of the varieties of the line, self-pollination is difficult. If more planting raises, we should pay attention to the flowering period, do cross-flower artificial pollination.

Lithops Optica Rubra

Lithops Optica Rubra pest control

No other insect pests were found except starscream. Lithops Optica Rubra new leaf burst old leaf, if insecticide, prevent drug solution to stain the tear, so as not to cause the plant body decay.

Before Lithops Optica Rubra came into dormancy, enhance light. In early June, it can be watered down with carbendazim to kill harmful bacteria.

Lithops Optica Rubra propagation methods

Lithops rubra optica can be propagated by sowing, and polycephalous varieties can be divided to prevent. When flowering is different flower different plant pollination, because of the line variety, since the flower pollination is difficult, many plants raise, grasp the flowering period, do artificial pollination of different flower.

Lithops Optica Rubra