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How to Care Orostachys, Growing Orostachys, Caring for Orostachys

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Attributes of Orostachys

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Drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry completely between watering.
Sunlight
Full sun
Tolerance Lighting
Partial sun
Planting Time
Spring, Fall
Ideal Temperature
20 - 41 ℃
Soil
Sand, Loam
Propagation
Sowing, Cutting, Division
Planting Time
Spring, Fall

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Orostachys japonica
Rock pine
Orostachys japonica (Japanese:爪蓮華、昭和、秀女)also known as rock pine is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. Native to East Asia. Its main habitat is on the surface of mountain rocks in Korea, Japan and China.
Orostachys iwarenge
Chinese dunce cap
Chinese dunce cap is a tiny lavender perennial that only blooms once in its lifespan. With tiny yellow to creamy-white flowers, this native East Asian plant has purplish-gray clustered rosettes. This succulent thrives and flourishes pleasantly in full sun, proper drainage, and cool temperatures at night. It is perfect for use as ground cover.
Orostachys fimbriata
Dunce's caps
Dunce's caps tends to develop lateral buds from the base. It is suitable for planting in open fields, and its leaves can become full and compact when both light and rainwater are abundant. The leaves will turn red when the temperature varies widely. When the temperature is below 10 ℃, dunce's caps goes into dormancy, during which its leaves close together and make the plant look round like a ball.
Orostachys boehmeri
Chinese dunce cap
The chinese dunce cap is a small succulent plant with leaves that are neatly arranged in a beautiful rosette shape. The leaves have thinly-powdered surfaces and rounded margins. Stolons often grow from the bottom axils, with small buds at the tips of the stolons. These little buds also have the ability to develop into independent individuals, so the chinese dunce cap can easily crowd out of a pot. Once a pot is fully covered, those little buds will climb out of the pot, hang pendulously, and sway in the wind, which looks very pretty.
Orostachys spinosa
Orostachys spinosa
Orostachys spinosa is characterized by its compact, rosette-forming succulent leaves that converge into a spiked appearance, reflecting its survival strategy in rocky, arid environments. As a hardy perennial, it is equipped to endure harsh conditions by storing water and minimizing evaporation. Its dull green to grayish coloration also serves as a camouflage among the stones. In late summer, orostachys spinosa produces small, star-shaped flowers poised on an erect stem, contributing to its distinctive allure.
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Adromischus
Adromischus
Adromischus are succulents native to Africa that feature small clumping leaves. These leaves inspired its scientific name Adromischus with the Greek word adros, meaning thick and mischos, meaning stem. Many in this species are appealing to collectors due to their coloured leaves, however, when not stressed by sunlight, nearly all develop a similar green colour. To showcase the attractive leaves the best way possible a high level of light is required.
Pachyphytum
Pachyphytum
Pachyphytum are slow-growing succulents popular as container plants. They are also commonly planted outdoors in rock and desert gardens. Plants in the genus can be tubular or grape-shaped, and some have a powdery coating on their thick leaves. Pachyphytum produce small flowers in the spring and summer that can be deep red, greenish-white, or both.
Sedum
Stonecrops
Stonecrops are succulent plants native to the mountainous regions of western North America. The name refers to the dry outcrops of stone on which these plants can be found. They thrive in full sunlight and can survive periods of drought. Stonecrops are versatile plants with flowers that bloom in a range of bright colors, and leaves that can have different textures and shapes - some are waxy, while others grow hairlike structures.
×Pachysedum
xPachysedum
XPachysedum are popular houseplants, also grown in rock and succulent gardens in warmer climates. They are prized for their attractive clumping growth habit. The plants grow in rosettes and produce tiny bell-shaped blossoms throughout the spring and summer, growing on long, thin stems. Handling the plants can mar the appearance of the leaves due to oils on the skin.
×Pachyveria
jeweled crown
Jeweled crown are actually a man-made genus of small succulents, created from hybrids of various Pachyphytum and Echeveria species. These hybrids and their various cultivars are available from nurseries and online as potted plants, and for inclusion in rock and drought-friendly gardens.
Echeveria
Echeveria
Echeveria are succulent houseplants that consist of a mature plant and its offset plants. The mature plant supports the offset plants with nutrients until they are mature enough to thrive on their own. Often, once matured, the offset plant will break off from the original and can be replanted.
Dudleya
Liveforevers
A genus of succulent perennials from the American Southwest, liveforevers are tough, leathery little plants. All have a chalky or sticky coating on their leaves, which acts as natural sunscreen. Several species have been embraced as nearly drought-proof ornamentals perfect for warm, dry climates. Unfortunately, several species are threatened in the wild by habitat destruction due to land development.
Kalanchoe
kalanchoe
Kalanchoe make up a large and diverse genus of tropical succulent flowering shrubs and herbaceous plants. The flowers bloom in clusters and a wide variety of colors. These plants are easy to grow as they need very little water but require direct sunlight. This makes them popular options as houseplants or additions to a rock or succulent garden. This genus is an important food plant for the Red Pierrot butterfly and is one of the first plants to be sent into space.
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How to Propagate Orostachys?
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Attributes of Orostachys

Water
Drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry completely between watering.
Sunlight
Full sun
Tolerance Lighting
Partial sun
Planting Time
Spring, Fall
Ideal Temperature
20 - 41 ℃
Soil
Sand, Loam
Propagation
Sowing, Cutting, Division
Planting Time
Spring, Fall

Scientific Classification of Orostachys

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Types of Orostachys

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Orostachys japonica
Rock pine
Orostachys japonica (Japanese:爪蓮華、昭和、秀女)also known as rock pine is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. Native to East Asia. Its main habitat is on the surface of mountain rocks in Korea, Japan and China.
Orostachys iwarenge
Chinese dunce cap
Chinese dunce cap is a tiny lavender perennial that only blooms once in its lifespan. With tiny yellow to creamy-white flowers, this native East Asian plant has purplish-gray clustered rosettes. This succulent thrives and flourishes pleasantly in full sun, proper drainage, and cool temperatures at night. It is perfect for use as ground cover.
Orostachys fimbriata
Dunce's caps
Dunce's caps tends to develop lateral buds from the base. It is suitable for planting in open fields, and its leaves can become full and compact when both light and rainwater are abundant. The leaves will turn red when the temperature varies widely. When the temperature is below 10 ℃, dunce's caps goes into dormancy, during which its leaves close together and make the plant look round like a ball.
Orostachys boehmeri
Chinese dunce cap
The chinese dunce cap is a small succulent plant with leaves that are neatly arranged in a beautiful rosette shape. The leaves have thinly-powdered surfaces and rounded margins. Stolons often grow from the bottom axils, with small buds at the tips of the stolons. These little buds also have the ability to develop into independent individuals, so the chinese dunce cap can easily crowd out of a pot. Once a pot is fully covered, those little buds will climb out of the pot, hang pendulously, and sway in the wind, which looks very pretty.
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Adromischus
Adromischus
Adromischus are succulents native to Africa that feature small clumping leaves. These leaves inspired its scientific name Adromischus with the Greek word adros, meaning thick and mischos, meaning stem. Many in this species are appealing to collectors due to their coloured leaves, however, when not stressed by sunlight, nearly all develop a similar green colour. To showcase the attractive leaves the best way possible a high level of light is required.
Pachyphytum
Pachyphytum
Pachyphytum are slow-growing succulents popular as container plants. They are also commonly planted outdoors in rock and desert gardens. Plants in the genus can be tubular or grape-shaped, and some have a powdery coating on their thick leaves. Pachyphytum produce small flowers in the spring and summer that can be deep red, greenish-white, or both.
Sedum
Stonecrops
Stonecrops are succulent plants native to the mountainous regions of western North America. The name refers to the dry outcrops of stone on which these plants can be found. They thrive in full sunlight and can survive periods of drought. Stonecrops are versatile plants with flowers that bloom in a range of bright colors, and leaves that can have different textures and shapes - some are waxy, while others grow hairlike structures.
×Pachysedum
xPachysedum
XPachysedum are popular houseplants, also grown in rock and succulent gardens in warmer climates. They are prized for their attractive clumping growth habit. The plants grow in rosettes and produce tiny bell-shaped blossoms throughout the spring and summer, growing on long, thin stems. Handling the plants can mar the appearance of the leaves due to oils on the skin.
×Pachyveria
jeweled crown
Jeweled crown are actually a man-made genus of small succulents, created from hybrids of various Pachyphytum and Echeveria species. These hybrids and their various cultivars are available from nurseries and online as potted plants, and for inclusion in rock and drought-friendly gardens.
Echeveria
Echeveria
Echeveria are succulent houseplants that consist of a mature plant and its offset plants. The mature plant supports the offset plants with nutrients until they are mature enough to thrive on their own. Often, once matured, the offset plant will break off from the original and can be replanted.
Dudleya
Liveforevers
A genus of succulent perennials from the American Southwest, liveforevers are tough, leathery little plants. All have a chalky or sticky coating on their leaves, which acts as natural sunscreen. Several species have been embraced as nearly drought-proof ornamentals perfect for warm, dry climates. Unfortunately, several species are threatened in the wild by habitat destruction due to land development.
Kalanchoe
kalanchoe
Kalanchoe make up a large and diverse genus of tropical succulent flowering shrubs and herbaceous plants. The flowers bloom in clusters and a wide variety of colors. These plants are easy to grow as they need very little water but require direct sunlight. This makes them popular options as houseplants or additions to a rock or succulent garden. This genus is an important food plant for the Red Pierrot butterfly and is one of the first plants to be sent into space.
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