This classical shaped rosette is a gorgeous deep burgundy, almost black in color, with a vibrant lime green center. This succulent blooms during the winter producing lovely, bright yellow flowers. It’s a perfect succulent for use as a backdrop, and provides a dark contrast of color in planters, wedding florals, and terrariums.
Origin: Canary Islands
Plant Type: Succulent
Size: 1-3 feet
Propagation: Propagate this succulent by taking a cutting from the mother plant during the early summer. Allow the cutting stem to dry and callous over where the plant was clipped for a few days, and then place the cutting into moist soil. Avoid watering and keep out of direct sunlight until the plant has rooted (about 2-3 weeks).
Growth Habit: Clumping
Light: Full sun/partial shade
Water: Water this succulent only once the soil is completely dry. Be cautious to not over water this succulent to avoid root rot. This succulent will do best in a well-draining soil.
Temperature: Warm coastal climates. Avoid freezing temperatures.
Fertilizer: Apply fertilizer during the grow season from spring time through summer, once or twice a week. This will boost the plants natural defenses against environmental stress.
Tips: Use a well-draining soil medium to help avoid root rot! Maintain in an environment with fresh air flow.This plant is susceptible to mealybugs and aphids so use a natural fertilizer or insecticide to help protect this succulent. Also, Be sure to watch for standing water, as this will create a moist environment perfect for mealybugs and aphids.