Make a statement in your home with this dark and small growing rosette style succulent. Dramatic, dark purple to black curved and narrow leaves with green markings on the inside make this plant quite eye catching. For the best and deepest colour keep the succulent in a brightly lit location. Long spires with clusters of red to orange flowers blossom in summer.
As with all succulents, a well-drained to gravelly soil is needed and it prefers a spot in full sun with very little water. Protect from frost.
|Size — 100mm|
|Growth Width — 20cm|
|Growth Height — 15cm|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
If your succulent looks like it's stretching out of its pot it's a sign it's not getting enough light. Once this happens it's difficult to get your succulent back to a compact shape. You can try propagating the plant, taking a cutting one to two inches from the plant's base. Place the cutting in a shady spot and give it just a little water (make sure it's not bone-dry) and let it re-shoot new growth.
While it's important to water your plant during spring and early summer as it's growing, do not over water it. Let the soil dry out between watering in summer and tail-off with the return of cooler weather.