The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Rochea

Family: Crassulaceae.

Rochea coccinea DC. (Crassula coccinea L.)
Rochea Genus of 4 species of evergreen succulents from South Africa. Rochea (Crassula) grow best in high light but some tolerate lower light intensity. A well-drained soil is essential. Keep the soil moist when the plants are growing but drier during rest periods. Do not let temperatures drop below 45 degrees. If repotting is necessary do it as new growth commences. Allow the soil to become quite dry after repotting.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth from spring to autumn - minimum 45 F in winter. Semi-shade or bright light. Some shade in summer may be necessary. Keep compost moist at all time. In winter water very infrequently, once every 1-2 months. No need to mist the leaves. Propagation is by stem cuttings taken in spring or summer. Use the previous season's growth and allow the cuttings to dry in air for several days. Insert the cuttings in the medium only as far as needed to hold them in place. Leaf cuttings may be used but the resulting plants will be smaller.

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21st May 2010
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