Living stones, also known as stone plant or pebble plant, is a succulent for indoors which originated in South Africa.
This is a slow growing succulent with united pairs of swollen leaves that resemble stones. The leaves are often gray and brown, with intense patterning. Brightly colored daisy like flowers appear in summer.
This plant prefers full sun and will tolerate temperatures down to 36 ° F.
Water regularly from spring to fall, letting the soil total dry out before watering again. Do not water the plant during the winter dormant period. Start watering again in the spring when new leaves appear, but water sparingly in the beginning. This plant will rot and die if overwatered. Feed with a weak fertilizer once a month from spring to fall.
This succulent will die if it is watered too much or placed in poor light conditions. It prefers a dormant period during winter, when it should be kept at 46-50° F. Repot every third year in early spring using a fertilizer- free potting mixture. Place small stones around the plant, on top of the soil, to ensure good drainage.
If you’re disappointed because your potted plant doesn’t look is lush and attractive as do the plant in a florist shop, then you don’t know the trick that florists use to get that look. Florists do use a leaf shine product to polish the leaves on their potted plant to make them look as healthy and as attractive as possible.
There are many leaf shine products on the market and the best of those products, the one most used by florists on their plants is Chrysal leafshine.
Chrysal leafshine polishes your plants, as well as cut foliage, for a natural healthy look. It removes water spots and calcium deposits and even prevents dust from settling on the leaves. It is a quick drying, safe and easy to use spray which requires no wiping or rubbing.
To purchase Chrysal leafshine contact your local florist. If they do not currently have the product for sale; your local florist can get it from Delaware Valley Wholesale Florist Supply/Fresh Blooms.
Unfortunately, Delaware Valley does not sell directly to the general public; however, you can contact them at 800-676-1212 to learn where you can publicly purchase Chrysal leafshine. If memory should fail you when speaking to them just tell him you want the “good stuff” – I’ve ordered it that way from them before and that also goes to prove how fantastic this leaf shine spray actually is.
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