Pinky Rose - World's Smallest Live Plant Necklace
Latin name : Pachyphytum
Plant the "Pinky Rose" in well-draining soil where it will receive bright, filtered sunlight and adequate airflow. Rocky or sandy soil is ideal.
Dig a hole in the ground that is slightly larger than the nursery pot and place the plant in the hole. Fill in the space with the excess dirt, making sure to fully cover the roots.
Water "Pinky Rose" succulent at least once a week during the growing season, which lasts from spring to fall. Thoroughly soak the ground around the plant so that the roots are quenched. During the winter months, water only when the soil around the plant is completely dry, as these are dormant months when less water is needed.
Fertilize once a week during the growing season. Use a 10-10-10 fertilizer diluted to one-fourth potency and mix into the watering can for application.
Select a suitably-sized pot that has holes for drainage. Fill the pot with a cacti potting soil, which can be found at your local home and garden store or mix your own using equal parts horticultural sand, soil and grit.
Remove "Pinky Rose" from the nursery pot and place in the permanent pot, being careful not to damage the sensitive roots.
Place the potted plant where it will receive filtered sunlight and good air circulation. Pots may be placed outdoors during the summer months, but must be moved indoors during the winter in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 9 and lower.
Water the plant once a week during the growing season, soaking it until water seeps from the drainage holes. During dormant months, water only enough that the plant does not appear wilted.
Fertilize once a week during the growing season, using a 10-10-10 fertilizer diluted to one fourth.
Protection From Pests
Watch carefully for any significant decline in health. This may signal a pest problem that should be dealt with quickly in order to prevent scarring, stunting and even death.
Eliminate mealybug infestations by dabbing the critters with cotton swabs dipped in alcohol or by soaking the succulent's roots in a systemic insecticide.
Stop spider mites and scale insects with overhead watering or misting.
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