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Care of the plant Stoeberia arborea or Tree mesemb.

Care of the plant Stoeberia arborea or Tree mesemb

The genus Stoeberia, family Aizoaceae, comprises 11 species of succulent plants native to southern Africa. Some species are: Stoeberia arborea, Stoeberia frutescens, Stoeberia utilis.

Common name: Tree mesemb. This species is native to South Africa.

They are shrubby plants with succulent leaves and a highly branched erect bearing that reach 3-5 meters in height. The curious fleshy, ascending leaves are sickle-shaped with translucent dots and are bluish-green in color (they can turn reddish in summer). They produce small white flowers in dense pyramidal inflorescences. They bloom in spring.

They are used in pots and planters, to form bushy groups, in rockeries and as isolated specimens.

Stoeberia arborea can grow in full sun or light shade exposure. They do not resist temperatures below 7-8 ºC.

They grow in any type of soil that has good drainage. The transplant is done in spring when the roots appear below the container.

They resist drought well; water moderately waiting for the soil to be completely dry. In winter reduce watering a lot.

Fertilize with mineral fertilizer once in winter and again in spring.

They do not need pruning.

They are quite resistant plants to pests and diseases.

They are propagated from cuttings set to root in a slightly damp sandy substrate and in a lighted location; they may take 30 days to root.

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Stoeberia arborea
Stoeberia arborea
Stoeberia arborea
Stoeberia arborea
Stoeberia arborea
 

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