Kalanchoe luciae ‘Oricula’

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Where it grows

Kalanchoe luciae occurs in grassland and bushveld habitats in the northeastern provinces of South Africa. They grow on rocky slopes and not low-lying areas.

Special features

‘Oricula’ is the mutant form of Kalanchoe luciae. These plants have a strange leaf-shape resembling cylinders or tubes. If given enough light, these plants will turn a bright red colour. They form clusters and can grow to about 60cm tall.

Care guide

Like with most succulents these plants need a well drained soil mix. They are easy to grow and can be watered heavily in summer. If they were grown in a greenhouse, they need to be introduced to the sun gradually, but can handle full sun. The sun is necessary to bring out its vibrant colours.

Growing season

Summer and spring.

Propagation

Cuttings.

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Product FAQS

In our experience, the best time to repot a succulent is in the beginning of the growing season.

A plant with thick, fleshy tissue, designed for storing water over long periods of time.

If it's only one or two bugs, try to remove them by hand. Alternatively, spray with a pesticide or water with a systemic pesticide. We recommend RoseCare3 or RoseCarePlus, as both these are a combination pesticide and fungicide, which means they prevent insect pests and treat fungal infections.

Succulents do like fertiliser. The general rule of thumb is to fertilise in the growing season. Succulents are quite sensitive, so in our experience halving the recommended dose of general plant fertilizers works well. If it is a fertilizer formulated specifically for succulents and cacti, use the full recommended dose.

Succulents like heavy watering in the growing season, but do need to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.

No, because they are made up of mostly water, they are prone to frostbite.

It is best not to do so. This could stress the plant or burn it. Slowly introduce them by giving them a little bit more exposure each day.

It depends on the amount of sun exposure the window receives. Some succulents will be happy, but the majority will not get enough sunlight to maintain the correct shape. Alternatively, if the window receives too much light, the plant will be burned, as the window will act like a magnifying glass.

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