Orostachys japonica – Rock Pine
A Japanese member of the Crassula family. These are incredibly interesting the way the leaves spiral around the stem. They can range in color through the year from a almost florescent green to yellow, to dark green, red and orange depending on their growth stage. Easy to propagate, pups form in cute rings around the main plant. These have such a different look at different times of their life cycle, looks like a totally different plant! Once it flowers that rosette is gone, but it puts out tons of pups before that so you will never be in short supply of these.
Use a very well draining soil mix. Store bought cactus and succulent mix often retains too much water. You can add gritty materials like pumice, lava rock, or perlite to loosen it up and improve drainage. Your mix should be at least half gritty ingredients. Use a pot with drain holes so the soil can dry out.
Soak your plants thoroughly, then let them dry out completely before watering again. Frequency will depend on your climate. Check for dryness by sticking your finger into the top of the soil, or looking into the drain holes at the bottom of the pot.
Bare Root Shipping
Most of our plants ship bare root to save on shipping cost. This means the plant will not include a pot or soil. Some plants are shipped in the pot to avoid damage.