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Planting position: Full sun in areas without cold, frosty winters.
Requires watering when needed and perfect drainage.Watch out for mealy bug and scale.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.
This succulent family is enormous with some members regarded as weeds and other of great value.
S. bellum (15cm) has dense rosettes of fleshy leaves, covered with white meal. It produces masses of white winter flowers.
S. morganianum (Donkey’s tail) is ideal for growing in hanging baskets, for its lush green, chubby leaves are closely positioned on the 1m long stems.
S. pachyphyllum (Jelly beans) has lush green and fleshy, bat-shaped leaves that curves upward and with red tips.
S. rubrotinctum (Christmas cheer) has sprawling stems and rosettes of fleshy, oval foliage. In dry and hot conditions they display a bright red colouring.