Greenovia aurea 6.5cm
Greenovia aurea (C.Sm. ex Hornem.) Webb & Berthel.
It is a small, smooth-skinned, perennial succulent of a rosette shape, that tends to cluster over time.
It has rounded green ovate leaves, which almost enclose themselves to form some sort of a cup.
It is highly appreciated by succulent lovers for its particular rose bud shape. Flowering occurs on numerous stems, from which small flowers of an intense yellow color bloom.
- It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however, avoid direct sunlight especially during the hottest hours of the day.
- It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 6 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period.
- Water moderately but only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once a week in spring and summer and suspend watering completely in autumn and winter.
- The best soil is a well draining one, for example formed by a mix of peat and pumice so that water does not stagnate.
- They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.