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Greenovia

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Greenovia

Its name honors the English geologist George Bellas Greenough. Commonly known as the "Canary Island rose". This plant, native to the island headlands, has fleshy rounded leaves of a typically glaucous green color, which form a beautiful and characteristic compact rosette, with a diameter of up to 40 centimeters! In summer its extremely decorative aspect is amplified by the bright yellow inflorescences, that bloom from the center of the leaves, while in winter, to protect themselves, they tend to enclose. They have a very unusual feature: when the flowering period is over, the rosette that contained it dies, but fortunately they tend to grow quickly, forming many small seedlings, so it creates a continuous cycle, in which you will always have new and fresh rosettes! Here are some tips for its cultivation: It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however, avoid direct sunlight especially during the hottest hours of the day. Keep it at mild temperatures and never below 6 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period. Water moderately but only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once a week in spring and summer and suspend watering completely in autumn and winter. The best soil is a well draining one, so to avoid rotting, for example a mixture of peat and pumice so that the water does not stagnate. They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.