Sinokrassula Yunnan - home care

This unusual-shaped succulent comes from China, from the mountainous regions of Yunnan. Hence the name - Hunnan synocraculus. Accustomed to harsh conditions in nature - poor soils, low humidity, temperature changes - the plant does not require complex care.

Sinokrassula Yunnan - home care

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Sinokrassula is a stunted plant with basal rosettes in the form of stars from fleshy triangular leaves. Although in nature there are seven species of synocrassula, in the conditions of apartments only two of them are grown - Yunnan and densirozulata.

The succulent is groundcover, the leaves form curtains that give it a decorative effect.

Blooms rarely with small white bells collected in a panicle on a long peduncle. It can be grown in open ground and used as an element of landscape design.

Landing and transplanting

The first transplant is required immediately after purchase. In the future, if the pot is selected correctly, the succulent can be transplanted once every 3 years, an adult plant even less often.

It is important that the flowerpot is spacious - low and wide. So synocrassula will be easier to grow in different directions.

Soil for succulents needs a special one, with a predominance of coarse sand and gravel, which easily passes moisture. The main thing for synocrassula is good drainage. Expanded clay is laid in the first layer, then finer vermiculite, and only on top is nutrient soil mixed with polystyrene and gravel. The more baking powder in the soil, the better.

Fine building sand is not suitable for lightening the substrate! It will complicate the penetration of moisture and prevent the roots of the succulent from breathing normally.

Purchase and adaptation

Immediately after purchase, the plant should be carefully inspected. Even if it looks healthy, quarantine is necessary. Succulents are often infected with root nematodes or root thrips. Therefore, it is better to transplant it into another container with new soil after 1-2 weeks of adaptation to the microclimate.

Another reason for transplanting after a purchase is a peat mixture in which succulents are placed for sale. It is not suitable for their constant growth. After transplanting, the flower is placed in the designated place next to the others.

Seat selection

The flower will feel great in a room on a south or west window. Free air circulation is welcome, but drafts are contraindicated.

Sometimes the synocrassula is planted with others as a groundcover. Entering a symbiosis with each other, they will grow well together.

Necessary microclimate

Humidity

Succulents prefer a dry climate. They are never sprayed or placed near pallets of water. Excessive moisture leads to illness. The most dangerous of them is root rot. But even a simple weakening of the immune system is unpleasant for the flower - the synocrassula will cease to grow, begin to fade and lose its decorative effect.

Temperature

In summer, the succulent needs a temperature of + 22-25 ° C. In autumn, when the dormant period begins, it must be reduced to + 16-18 ° C.

The flowerpot is better to rearrange in a cooler room. The minimum wintering temperature is +10 ° C. A flower can withstand a short-term decrease to +5 ° C, but it is better not to conduct such experiments.

The main condition for the correct wintering of sinocrassula is the difference between day and night temperatures. It should differ by 4-6 ° C.

A well-rested plant during the winter will take better growth in the spring and will be healthier, new sockets and peduncles will appear, and the life span will increase.

Lighting

Synokrassula needs a lot of light

All succulents require a lot of light. With its deficiency, they stretch out, and in the case of synocrussula this is unacceptable. All beauty will disappear if the flower begins to thin and reach up. It’s better not to bring this up, choosing for him the brightest place in the house.

Sinokrassula not prone to burns and tolerates direct sunlight. In summer, the plant can even be taken to the garden in a sunny place. It will gain strength and grow better. The main thing is to ensure that the flowerpot does not rain.

Home Care

All Crassulaceae are not too whimsical, but there are general rules for their maintenance. Even such an “unkillable” plant can be destroyed if you do not follow them.

If you create suitable conditions for sinocrassula, it will delight you with beauty for many years. They are true centenarians, capable of growing over 50 years.

Watering

All Crassulaceae are watered sparingly, infrequently. A flower can do without water for a long time, using nutrients from fleshy leaves. It is better to undersaturated than oversaturated with moisture. Then the rotting of the roots will not be avoided.

Water for irrigation must first be defended. It should be at room temperature, not cold.

You can never water the synocrassula with tap water - because of the excess chlorine, it will not be absorbed by the weak roots of the succulent.

Top dressing

With all the unpretentiousness of synocrassula, additional nutrition is necessary for her. They are brought in from spring until the end of summer, when the plant has an active period of growth and flowering.

There are many mineral complexes for succulents in which the correct proportions of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus are already selected, etc.

Well-proven drugs such as:

  • Stimovit;
  • Good Strength;
  • Pokon;
  • Gilea;
  • Fertis.

This is a liquid fertilizer for root dressing, most suitable for sinocassula. Organic is not recommended. Excess nitrogen in them can lead to rot.

Breeding methods

Yunnan synocraculum is propagated in three ways. Each of them has advantages and features. Succulents are easy to propagate if you follow all the rules.

Seeds

Seeds are sown in vermiculite or coarse sand, sprinkled slightly on top. Cover the container with film or glass and put under an incandescent lamp.

It simultaneously warms and gives the sprouts the necessary light. At a temperature of 27-30 ° C, the seeds will germinate after 2 weeks. After 2 months, they can be planted in separate pots.

Cuttings

Scheme: tear off the leaf, put it to dry for 2-3 days, then dip into Kornevin and drop it on the substrate.

Be sure to make a greenhouse by covering the stem with a glass or a jar. Keep warm at a temperature of 25-28 ° C. The leaf will take root in 2-3 weeks.

Division of an adult plant

Adult plant can be divided

When transplanting, you can divide the thickened plant into several parts. It is desirable that each part has a root system. By placing the segments in separate pots and putting them in a warm place, the succulents will harden and begin to grow.

This method allows you to get independent adult sockets in a few weeks.

Diseases and Pests

SymptomsTreatmentPrevention
Root rotLeaves wither, become soft, the stem rotsAt the initial stage, transplant into a new dry substrateDo not flood succulent
Brown spottingBrown spots on the leavesFitosporin-M, Gamair, VectraA lot of light, do not flood
FusariumRusty stripes from the root up the trunk.Cut rust, preparations: Fitosporin-M, Trichovitis, FitolavinRegular inspection, proper irrigation and lighting
ShieldBrown growths on the leavesAktara, Actellik, Confidor, ExtraRegular inspection
MealybugWhite fluffy plaque from the inside of the sheetAktara, Confidor,Regular inspection
Spider miteSpider web in leaf axilsAkarin, Antiklesh, FitovermRegular inspection
ThripsSticky brown spots and stripesActellik, Aktara, MospilanRegular inspection

Sinokrassula - an unusual and unpretentious plant, a real decoration of the home collection of succulents. With the right watering regime, lighting, top dressing and timely transplantation, the plant will delight with its decorativeness for many years.

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