About Cotyledon Orbiculata cv.long Leaf Variegated
Cotyledon Orbiculata cv.long Leaf Variegated has narrow, stick-shaped leaves. The leaf color of the overall plant is gray-green with farina on the surface. Cotyledon Orbiculata cv.long Leaf Variegated's leaf tips and margins are dark red or maroon. The reddish-brown lines on the leaf margins are more pronounced when the plant is colored.
How to care for Cotyledon Orbiculata cv. long Leaf Variegated
Sun/Location: Cotyledon Orbiculata cv.long Leaf Variegated prefers a sunny, warm, and dry environment. It can tolerate drought but not heat or cold. In summer, the plant should be protected from sun and rain, as heat and high humidity can cause leaf drop and root rot. Click here to learn how humidity affects succulents.
Soil/Pot: To ensure optimal growth of Cotyledon Orbiculata cv. long Leaf Variegated during its growth seasons (spring and fall), avoiding the plant sitting in the waterlogging soil mix is essential. Because this plant is more sensitive to high humidity and easily dies from being overwatered. DIY a well-draining cactus soil mix can get finished by mixing pumice, perlite, or grit into the regular potting soil.
Watering/Temperature: The Soak and dry watering method can work for this succulent variety. However, Cotyledon Orbiculata cv. long Leaf Variegated is relatively hard to survive in summer when the temperatures exceed 95°F. In cold winter, move the plant indoors and locate it in a bright location, then stop watering when the temperature goes down to 41°F.
Propagation: Like other Cotyledon family succulents, the best and fast method to propagate Cotyledon Orbiculata cv. long Leaf Variegated is stem clippings. Use clean and sharp garden scissors to cut off at least a 2-3 inch clipping from the mother Cotyledon, and let the cut wound heal over 2 or 3 days before replanting the succulent cutting into a new planter pot.
Primary color: green/ gray
Secondary color: red/ maroon
Bloom color: orange-red
Product format: rooted in 4" nursery pot.
Cold hardiness:zone 9b-12b(from 25F to 50F)
Suitability: window, balcony
Propagation: stem clippings