These are excellent desert plants and will share with your Echeverias nicely. Their plump tubular gray-green leaves have a light powder on their surface. These are slower-growing and easy to care for.
A Mexican native, it blooms greenish-white and sometimes red bell-shaped flowers in late spring to summer. It’s latin name means ‘thick leaves’ and will remind you of its Baby Fingers cousin.
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.