Orostachys boehmeri <br> Chinese Dunce Cap

Orostachys boehmeri
Chinese Dunce Cap

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Orostachys boehmeri                     

or-oh-STAK-iss BO-merry

Common Names: Chinese Dunce Cap

Family: Crassulaceae

Origin: China

Growth: Trailing

Light: Bright

Foot Candles: 200 - 250+

Water: Allow to completely dry

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 18°C+

Soil: Cactus mix 

Container: Hanging planter with drainage

Nutrients: 5-5-5 Spring & Summer  

Propagation: Seed, leaf pullings, or removal of pups

Interiorscape Use: Trailing succulent, desktop

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Easily rots when over-watered. Prone to stretching with insufficient light. 

Comments: Genus name comes from the Greek word oros meaning ‘mountain’ and stachys meaning ‘spike’ in reference to the shape of the flower. The plant grows high in the mountains of China. Extremely easy to propagate. 

Toxicity: Safe.