Kalanchoe tomentosa: Give this fuzzy succulent softy a hug
Every day. Kalanchoe tomentosa, aka panda plant, is a succulent with long oval-shaped leaves that are densely covered in fuzzy felt. Kind of like a cat’s ears. Panda plant may not be the flashiest succulent around, but it is certainly one of the fuzziest.
Besides, what is the succulent that looks like hair?
It is a beautiful slow growing perennial succulent plant with dense white felt-like hairs covering the entire leaf eventually forming an upright small shrub that will reach about 35-45 cm (In nature, it grows to 1 m in height).
Regarding this, how do you take care of fuzzy succulents?
Care for Fuzzy Succulents
- Always plant in fast-draining succulent soil.
- Choose a container with good drainage.
- Water thoroughly, but only when the succulent soil is dry.
- Provide as much bright light as the succulent can take.
How do you take care of a Doris Taylor?
Woolly Rose Plant Care
As always, slowly acclimate to a full sun situation. Sources indicate the plant can maintain in shade. Keep Doris Taylor in afternoon shade in the hottest days of summer. More water is needed during the growing season; however, waterings should still be infrequent.
The hairs that make the succulent fuzzy is somehow the succulents’ makeshift umbrella or hat. Each hair that grows from the succulents casts a shade on the surface of the succulent’s leaves. Therefore, this cools the leaves’ surface.
The hairs are modified spines and they make many a plant appear almost snow-white; they serve to protect the plant from frost and sun. However, the hairs are only the radial spines of the cactus; they conceal formidable sharp yellow central spines that belie the inoffensive appearance of the hairy covering.
In recent years, the ponytail palm tree has become a popular houseplant, and it is easy to see why. Its sleek bulb-like trunk and lush, long curly leaves make it visually stunning, and the fact that a ponytail palm is forgiving and easy in its care makes this an ideal houseplant for many people.
Andreana Air Plant
Native to Columbia, this rare air plant features hair-like thin and delicate bright green leaves that shoot out from the center that gives a look of fine hair strands to its round rosette.
Luckily, most succulents are considered non-toxic and are harmless to pets when ingested. Others contain skin irritants that can cause minor skin irritations, and some can cause mild symptoms when ingested.
As a rule of thumb, figure on watering your succulents at least once every two weeks. While that rule is rather pliable, subject to factors we’ll run down in a bit, we can’t stress enough that it’s better to underwater succulents than to overwater them.
Water: Water thoroughly, allowing the top 1 in (2.5 cm) to dry out between waterings. Take care not to get the fuzzy leaves wet because they can rot. Humidity: Average room humidity (around 40% relative humidity) or lower. Soil: Cactus potting mix provides fast drainage, which this succulent requires.