Othonna capensis Ruby Necklace - Succulent Care
How to care for Othonna capensis ‘Ruby Necklace’
Ruby Necklace is known as “Sigetu” in Japan.
This trailing succulent has brilliant purple to rich, ruby red stems with lush green leaves. Under healthy sun stress, the leaves take on the purple and red coloration of the stems. Ruby Necklace blooms often and the bright yellow flowers are a bright contrast to the jewel-toned foliage.
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LIGHT: Bright, indirect light, early morning sun will give a healthy amount of sun stress to keep those brilliant colors.
WATER: Allow soil to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.
SOIL: Use a well-draining soil mix. Heavy, wet soil will lead to root rot.
PLANTING: Plant in hanging baskets, rockeries and wall gardens, or where it can hang or form ground cover.
FERTILISER: Use a general fertiliser once or twice a year to enhance new growth and the plant’s overall health. Over fertilising causes malformed growth.
BLOOMING: Blooms from May to June and in spring. Bright yellow, daisy-like flowers spring from the ends of upward growing, vibrant red-violet stems.
DORMANCY: Ruby Necklace does not go into full dormancy and continues to grow at a slower pace throughout winter months. It is frost tolerant.
PROPAGATION: Othonna propagates via clippings. Allow the cut end to callous over and insert into dirt during warm months.