Do you want to add some exotic-looking greenery to your home? Look no further than the Coral Cactus! This succulent looks like it belongs under the sea and is easy to propagate by cutting and replanting one of its finger-like leaves. It’s perfect for growing indoors, is not poisonous and does not require much water. So why not give the crassula ovata ‘Coral’ a try and add some unique flair to your home?
Exploring the Unique and Expensive Succulent: Crassula ovata ‘Coral’
Crassula ovata ‘Coral’ is a unique succulent that looks like it belongs under the sea! Its tall, tubular leaves twist around on themselves and its tips turn red with exposure to light. It is part of the Crassula ovata family and has closed-off tubes similar to other forms of this plant. This succulent is definitely one of a kind!
Taking care of a Coral Succulent is simple and straightforward. Water the soil, but not the plant directly, until the water runs out of the pot’s base. The Coral Cactus plant can be grown in an average indoor temperature of between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are lucky enough to live in zones 10 to 11, you can grow this plant worry-free outdoors as well!
However, it is important to note that all parts of the Coral cactus are poisonous and should not be eaten by humans or animals. To prevent skin irritation, it produces a sap that should be removed immediately. You should wash your hands or use gloves after handling it.
The Lemon Coral is a low-growing plant with lime-green leaves and small star-shaped flowers in the summer. It is not an actual succulent, but rather a member of the Crassula ovata family. The leaves twist around on themselves and their tips turn red with exposure to light, creating an interesting contrast against its bright green hue. This unique plant will add a touch of beauty to any garden!
Peyote is the most expensive succulent, native to Mexico. It is a spineless miniature cactus with white-pink blooms that have a hallucinogenic effect, since they contain Mescaline – a psychedelic. Peyote has been used for centuries by Native Americans in spiritual ceremonies and rituals.
How to Care for a Rhipsalis Coral Cactus
In addition to the Crassula ovata and Peyote, another unique succulent is the Rhipsalis Coral Cactus. This strange-looking cactus looks like it belongs in a fairy tale! It has small, white flowers that appear in late spring or early summer and need extra care after blooming. For the following three to six weeks following flowering, water the soil just enough to keep it barely moist. Rhipsalis don’t like hard water and should be watered with rain. Mist your mistletoe or coral cactus daily to make up for the dry Northeastern home environment they may experience indoors. It is important not to over-water as this can cause root rot and lead to death of your plant; make sure you check if there are any signs of rotting before watering again. Additionally, try not to place them near drafty windows or doors since cold air can damage them easily!
Unfortunately, sometimes a coral cactus may be dying due to causes such as fungus, disease or water entering an open wound on the plant. Damage to a cactus can lead to infection with disease or fungus spores; water can cause the plant to rot from the inside out if it settles into any wounds.
When it comes to watering your coral cactus, it is important not to allow the soil to dry out completely. Water once the top 2-4 inches of soil have drained and don’t worry if you forget the occasional watering as they can bounce back from minor periods of dry weather.
However, it is not recommended to bottom water cacti as it can be difficult to tell how much of the water has been absorbed by the rootball, which increases the risk of overwatering.
Fortunately, there is no need to keep animals away from the Coral Bells plant because it is not poisonous. You can grow Coral Bells as a houseplant in your home and it can be planted in any area with appropriate light and soil.
Though it is rare for the coral cactus to produce flowers, those that do are small and not much to look at. The flower may be pink or purple in color if it appears, but this usually only happens on older plants and may never happen at all.
Adding Beauty to Your Home with a Cold-Touch Cactus
This shrubby cactus is perfect for growing indoors and its bright green stems are not pokey. Its long, thin stems spill out over the edge of containers, creating an eye-catching display. When touched with cold, the tips will turn reddish, which is a unique feature for an indoor plant. As such, it can make a beautiful addition to any home!
Propagating Gollum Jade Succulents
Propagating Gollum Jade succulents is a relatively easy process. To begin, take a stem cutting from a healthy-looking plant with plump leaves and allow it to dry for 2-3 days before inserting it into a well-draining potting mix. The stem should be cut at an angle to maximize the surface area of the cut. Make sure that there is at least one leaf on each cutting as this will act as an anchor point for new roots to form.
Once the cutting is planted, water it lightly and keep it in bright indirect light. In time, the leaf will begin to grow roots and produce a new plant that is a clone of the original with its same genes and characteristics.
The Gollum Jade, also known as the Coral Cactus, is an easy-to-care-for succulent that can be propagated by stem cuttings. It is an ideal houseplant as it is non-toxic and not pokey. Although flowers are rare, the plant can still produce pink or purple blooms on older plants. It is important to water gollum jade sparingly, with rainwater if possible, and to keep an eye out for signs of rot. With the right care, this unique succulent can bring a wonderful splash of color to any home.