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Orostachys

Botanical name: Orostachys

Orostachys
Botanical name: Orostachys
Orostachys (Orostachys)

Description

Orostachys is a genus of the succulent that contains about 15 species. It is a biennial herb growing in China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia. Orostachys are the most morphologically distinct member of subfamily Sedoideae, characterised by a semi-rosette habit, and spadix-like terminal, narrowly pyramidal to cylindrical inflorescence. Leaves are linear to ovate, often with dull purple dots. The stem arrangement is alternate, forming a crowded cauline rosette. The roots are fibrous and it has no rhizome.

Species of Orostachys

Chinese dunce cap

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.
Rock pine

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.
Dunce's caps

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.
Chinese dunce cap

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 a genus of the succulent that contains about 15 species. It is a biennial herb growing in China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia. Orostachys spinosa are the most morphologically distinct member of subfamily Sedoideae, characterised by a semi-rosette habit, and spadix-like terminal, narrowly pyramidal to cylindrical inflorescence. Leaves are linear to ovate, often with dull purple dots. The stem arrangement is alternate, forming a crowded cauline rosette. The roots are fibrous and it has no rhizome.
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