Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap
Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap

Orostachys Malacophylla var. iwarenge - Chinese Dunce Cap

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Size:2 Inch

The Chinese Dunce Cap is a perennial succulent plant that belongs to the plant family Crassulaceae, Genus Orostachys. These succulents are native to Japan, Mongolia and Northern China. They flourish in cold, mountainous regions and grow quickly in the spring, summer and autumn. 

They form open rosettes of lavender-gray leaves that can grow to a diameter of 2 inches. The rosettes produce tiny plantlets on thin stems that spread out up to 6 inches away from them to form a clump. After some time, the rosettes make small pale yellow flowers with greenish bracts on spikes.      

This species has beautiful leaf shape and color, are easy to propagate and maintain, and has a certain ornamental value.

 

Care Tips

Light: It is very light-loving and best to have full sunlight during its growth period. In the summer, it is better to put it in a place with sufficient diffused light and sunlight in the morning and evening. And in winter, it is better to put it in a sunny balcony to avoid prolonged shade, otherwise it will easily lead to the excessive growth of the plant and affect its shape.

Water: It’s better to follow the method of watering only when it is dry and not dry, otherwise it will lead to waterlogging and rotten roots and rotten leaves if we are not careful. Therefore, in the summer, we should water 3-5 times a month but 2 times a month in other seasons.

Soil: They need to be drained well, but they’re able to adapt to both nutrient-rich and nutrient-poor soil. 

Potting: It is recommended to use ceramic pots. Ceramic pots have a certain degree of permeability. Clay pots lose water too quickly, and plastic pots tend to retain water for too long and permeability is poor.

Temperature: They are very sensitive to high temperature, so they need to be placed in a cool place that’s well ventilated in the summer. The suitable temperature for their growth is 15℃-25℃. The temperature in the winter should not be lower than 3℃ because at low temperatures, it’s easy for them to suffer frostbite and may even die.

Humidity: Chinese Dunce Cap grows well in average household humidity levels. It doesn’t like too much humidity.

 

Shipping & Handling

    • The 2 Inch Chinese Dunce Cap plants are shipped with the pot and soil
    • The 4 Inch and larger plants are shipped bare roots without the pot and soil:
    • You will receive a very similar plant to the one shown in the photos; shape and color may vary
    • Ship within USA & its outlying territories only
    • Please visit Order Processing & Shipping info page for additional details

     

    Care Instructions

    Please visit our Succulent Care info page for more details.

    To ensure the health of succulents, it is important to plant them in porous, well-draining soil. Succulents require little watering, but don't like to sit in wet soil. To create an adequate cactus mix, simply add pumice, perlite, or grit to cactus soil to provide the proper drainage.

    Make sure to leave drought periods between waterings to prevent the plant from water-logging.

     

    Weather Conditions

    • When ordering, be mindful that living succulents can be damaged by the cold weather.
    • If you live in an area that is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, please add a shipping warmer to your order or consider purchasing plant until the weather is more suitable.
    • Shipping Warmer: 72+ Hours Heat Packs available for $1.7 each

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