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Introduction of water drop stone lotus
The teardrop stone lotus is a plant in the daisy family that is native to South Africa.
The water-drop stone lotus has the scientific name Senecio rowleyanus, belonging to the daisy family. This plant is native to the arid regions of Southwest Africa, often occurring in shady areas. The tree has other names such as bead tree, deer’s eye, water drop…
The special feature of this type of succulent is that the stem easily grows roots whenever it touches the ground, so the ability to grow and develop is very strong.
The plant usually blooms in the summer with small white flowers, with a pungent cinnamon smell.
You can grow succulents indoors or outdoors because the care of the plant is very simple, it does not require as much water or light as some other plants.
Water drop stone lotus shape
The teardrop stone lotus has a drooping string shape, the leaves are round and succulent.
Water drop stone lotus has a very special shape, different from most other types of stone lotus. The stem is drooping, the leaves are shaped like round succulent drops, growing along the stem. It is because of this feature that the tree has its name as you know it. The characteristics of the water drop stone lotus are similar to those of the bovine plants with a length of up to 90cm. When in bloom, the small petals rotate into beautiful clusters.
Thanks to this special shape, the tree can store a lot of water while minimizing exposure to the desert air, helping the tree thrive in adverse conditions.
Meaning of water drop stone lotus
Like other ornamental plants, water drop stone lotus contributes to eliminating harmful emissions, helping to make the air more fresh. As a result, human health will be much more guaranteed.
In addition, taking care of plants is also a relaxing therapy, helping you feel more comfortable after hours of studying and working stress.
Aesthetically, water drop stone lotus is suitable for decoration in many different spaces such as offices, cafes, houses… thanks to its unique shape. This is also one of the suitable options for gifts for loved ones.
In addition, many people also believe that the water-drop stone lotus plant can bring luck and peace to the owner.
Notes when planting and taking care of water drop succulents
How to grow water drop stone lotus
Waterdrop stone lotus needs to be planted in well-drained soil.
Water drop stone lotus does not require too high care techniques. To grow well, you just need to pay attention to the factors of light, the ability of the soil to drain and the right amount of water to irrigate.
You can mix potting soil with some inorganic material such as sand, pumice or small gravel in a ratio of 50-50 to increase the drainage capacity of the soil.
This plant belongs to the group of shallow roots, so you do not need to plant in too deep pots. Ideally, the pot should be made from clay to ensure effective drainage.
Although the plant doesn’t need long periods of light, it’s still a good idea to place it in a well-lit location if growing indoors. In case the lighting time is short, you should use fluorescent lights to illuminate the plants for a few hours a day. You should not place the plant in direct sunlight for too long, especially at noon.
The tree can be up to 90cm long, so you need to prepare enough space for the tree to grow best, creating optimal aesthetic effect.
How to water the stone lotus with water drops
Because it is native to the arid regions of South Africa, this plant is not suitable for excessive watering. Instead, you should ensure the drainage of the soil and pot to avoid root rot.
You should let the top of the pot dry completely before watering more. In addition, this plant will need more water in the summer and less in the winter.
If you see the leaves of the plant begin to shrink, quickly add water to the plant.
Young water drop succulents will need more water than large plants.
You can water lightly every few days, especially during propagation to ensure the growth of the plant.
After growing, the plant can store more water in the leaves and roots, so the tree’s drought tolerance is also better. Therefore, you should pay attention to the climatic conditions in the living area to adjust the amount of irrigation water accordingly.
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