Yachiyo breeding methods and precautions

Written by Maggie

Nov 12 2020

Yachiyo breeding methods and precautions

The Yachiyo plant has a beautiful shape with rounded and lovely leaves. The perennial plants can be used as small potted plants after the stems are shaped. They are displayed in several places, desks, windowsills, etc. They are elegant and chic, and attractive. So how do you raise this fat and beloved Yachiyo Succulent Lord?

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Shape characteristics of Yachiyo

Crassulaceae is a perennial succulent plant with small shrub-like plants, 20-30 cm high, and many branches. The leaves are loosely clustered on the tops of the branches. The leaves of yachiyo are fleshy, cylindrical, with a smooth surface, slightly upward and inwardly curved. The tips are rounded and slightly thinner than the base. The leaves of Yachiyo are 3-4 cm long and 0.6 cm thick. The leaves are grayish green or light. blue-green. In sunny conditions, the tips of the leaves are orange or orange-yellow, especially in cold seasons or in environments with large temperature differences and full sunlight. When old plants or plants grow poorly, the lower leaves of the stems shrink or fall off, and aerial roots grow. Small yellow flowers bloom in spring.

Growth habits of Yachiyo

Like a warm, dry and sunny environment, Yachiyo is not cold-resistant, afraid of moisture.

Yachiyo's breeding method

1. Soil

Yachiyo should be cultivated in sandy soil with good drainage and ventilation to facilitate the removal of excess water and the growth of plant roots; it can be prepared with 1 part each of pine needle soil, vermiculite, leaf mulch and sand. Change the pots every 1-2 years in spring to cut off the dead roots.

2. Light

The more light and the greater the temperature difference between day and night, the more vivid and moist the leaves. When the temperature permits, Yachiyo is best to keep it outdoors to ensure sufficient light. When the light is insufficient or the soil moisture is too much, the whole plant of Yachiyo grows dimly, the leaves are sparsely spaced and elongated, and the upward growth is accelerated, which seriously affects the ornamental performance, and may even die due to the blocked photosynthesis of the plant.


3. Moisture

Due to the high water content inside the plant, Yachiyo is prone to rot in an excessively humid environment. Never over water. In order to avoid root moisture accumulation, it is best to use pots with drainage holes at the bottom, and terracotta pots with good air permeability can be used for cultivation in humid areas; glass vessels absorb heat and have poor air permeability, so use with caution.

Reference watering amount: once every 10 days, every time Yachiyo is poured thoroughly. Watering frequency can be increased or decreased as appropriate according to climate differences in different regions and seasons.

4. Temperature

Under normal circumstances, growth stops at 5 degrees Celsius or mild frostbite, and the water in the leaves at 0 degrees Celsius and below freezes cell necrosis. In winter and summer, when the temperature is too high (above 35 degrees Celsius) or too low (below five degrees Celsius), Yachiyo stops growing. At this time, watering should be temporarily reduced or stopped, and watering frequency should be restored when the temperature is right. Pay attention to ventilation when the temperature is high in summer to prevent prolonged exposure to avoid sunburn.

5. Trim

It is necessary to remove the dry old leaves of Yachiyo in time to prevent accumulation of bacteria from breeding. When the plant grows too long or grows too high, it can be shaped by trimming the top branches and leaves to control the height of the plant to maintain a beautiful plant shape. The cut top part can be inserted into the sandy moist potting soil to take roots and become new plants after drying the wound. The stems and branches at the bottom can germinate more lateral buds.