This is a relatively tall cross between a succulent and a shrub. The gray, rounded, and fleshy leaves have a white and powdery substance that can grow up to 3 inches wide and 5 inches long. The orange red bell-shaped flowers are around 1.2 inches long and can droop at around 24 inches long.
Origin: Swaziland, South Africa
Plant Type: Succulent
Propagation: It mainly grows during the winter season then sheds the leaves throughout the summer season. This requires a lot of sunlight and a good draining gritty mix. You may grow this from seed but you need to take care not to overwater it during the early stages. Transplant the seeds once they have germinated.
Growth Habit: Shrubbing
Light: Partial to full sunlight.
Water: When the plant is deciduous, make sure to avoid overwatering it as it may cause rotting at the roots. Make sure to follow the standard watering procedures for the succulents.
Zone: 9 to 11
Temperature: It can highly tolerate the frost-free and cool conditions during the winter season if it is kept dry. During the summer season, bring the succulent indoors if the weather gets too warm.
Fertilizer: Only apply the fertilizer once during the start of the growing season. Use an organic fertilizer type that can help boost the defense system of the plant.
Tips: There are a few pests that can affect this plant. However, still be on the lookout for presence of snails around the plant.