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Kalanchoe eriophylla


Meet the Snow White Plant (Kalanchoe eriophylla), a striking succulent hailing from the rocky landscapes of Madagascar. With its unique charm and fluffy appearance, this plant stands out as one of the woolliest wonders in the succulent world.

Adorned with long, green leaves enveloped in a dense mat of hairs, the Snow White Panda Plant creates a captivating illusion of pure white foliage. Under increased sunlight, hints of pink to brown edging may emerge, adding an extra touch of intrigue to its appearance.

Come springtime, this species blossoms with sweet, pale violet blooms boasting four large petals, further enhancing its allure. With maturity, it can reach heights of up to 12.0 inches tall and spans approximately 8.0 inches wide, making it a substantial yet charming addition to any succulent collection or garden display.

Tender succulents are not frost-tolerant, but if frosty weather looms, they can find refuge indoors. Placing them on a sunny windowsill or beneath a grow light provides the ideal environment for continued growth. These plants thrive on bright sunlight, impeccable drainage, and sparing water to prevent rot.

When selecting containers, opt for ones equipped with drainage holes to ensure excess water can escape. Utilize well-draining cactus and succulent soil blended with 50% to 70% mineral grit, like our Magic Succulent Soil, to optimize growing conditions. Water deeply enough for drainage to occur, then allow the soil to thoroughly dry out before watering again, maintaining a careful balance to sustain the succulents' health and vitality.


 2 inch cobweb sempervivum in a nursery pot

Sempervivum arachnoideum

Introducing Sempervivum arachnoideum (cobweb sempervivum) This delightful cluster of rosettes adds a touch of whimsy to dry, rocky garden patches, making it a standout feature in any landscape. With its rapid offsetting, the cobweb sempervivum is a breeze to propagate or use as ground cover, ensuring effortless garden maintenance.

Under the bright sun, this charming succulent flushes a vibrant crimson hue and grows even fuzzier, showcasing its unique "cobweb" covering. Rest assured, the fuzziness is entirely natural and not the handiwork of arachnids!

To keep these Hens & Chicks thriving, provide ample outdoor sunlight to bring out their best colors and maintain their tight rosette form. They prefer gritty, well-draining soils and pots equipped with drainage holes, where they produce new offsets or "chicks" on stolons. These offspring can either form neat clusters or be easily removed for sharing and transplanting.

Sempervivum arachnoideum experiences most of its growth during the spring and summer months, thriving with weekly watering and a bit of afternoon shade if temperatures soar above 80°F. Remarkably frost-hardy, these resilient succulents brave through winter under a cozy blanket of snow. However, it's essential to shield them from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot and ensure their continued vitality.

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