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Care of the succulent plant Greenovia or Rose Succulent.

Care of the succulent plant Greenovia or Rose Succulent

The genus Greenovia, family Crassulaceae, includes 6 species of succulent plants native to the Canary Islands and North and East Africa. Some species are: Greenovia diplocycla, Greenovia aurea, Greenovia dodrantalis.

They are succulent plants with fleshy stems that end in cup-shaped rosettes up to 40 cm (15.74") in diameter. The leaves are spatula-shaped with a rounded apex and bluish-green in color. In summer the rosettes close because the plant goes into rest. The yellow flowers appear at the end of a long peduncle. They bloom from mid-spring to early summer.

They are used in rockeries, in cactus and succulent plant gardens, and in pots for balconies and terraces.

The Greenovia needs full sun exposure and a warm climate. Withstands light frost if the substrate is dry.

The soil can be a commercial substrate for cacti; good drainage is important. They do not usually need transplants.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry. Slightly increase watering in late fall and early spring. In winter water very little.

Fertilize every 15 days with mineral fertilizer for succulent plants during the flowering season.

Excess watering causes fungal diseases (fungus); they can also be attacked by whitefly and mealybugs.

They are propagated by separating the rosettes produced by the mother plant.

Images of the succulent plant Greenovia or Rose Succulent

Greenovia diplocycla
Greenovia diplocycla
Greenovia diplocycla
Greenovia aurea
Greenovia aurea