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Marlothistella (Succulents)

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The name of Marlothistella honors R. Marloth, a botanist and pharmacist of German origin. This family originates from South Africa and includes only 2 species (Marlothistella stenophylla and Marlothistella uniondalensis). Marlothistella is a shrubby plant with fleshy, cylindrical and up to 5 cm long, finger-like, light green leaves covered with brown-purple spots. It blooms in the winter when temperatures are cooler, preferably from November to February. Here are some simple tips for its proper care and cultivation: Avoid direct sunlight during the summer, which could otherwise risk burning the leaves. An exposure to morning sunlight is excellent, possibly until 12.00 / 13.00. It prefers a bright location all year round. Marlothistella easily adapts to any temperature, if it is in conditions where its soil is perfectly dry, it can resist even down to -5 ° C. It should be watered in moderation and making sure that the soil is perfectly dry between one watering and the next. It is sufficient to water it once a week in spring, with a bi-monthly reduction in the estate. Stop watering completely in winter to allow the plant to enter dormancy. We recommend a well-draining soil as the optimal soil, even better if further enriched with inert materials such as pumice, sand or lapillus. These are plants that do not need frequent fertilization, for this reason, if deemed necessary, it will be sufficient to dilute the specific fertilizer for succulents with the watering once a year.