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Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Orostachys boehmeri syn. Orostachys iwarenge var. boehmeri

 

Chinese Dunce Cap 'Boehmeri'

Orostachys is a rosette-forming succulent, similar in appearance to Echeveria, and Sempervivum with leaves that are linear to ovate, often with dull purple dots. Its roots are fibrous. The flowering stem is solitary, arising from the center of the rosette in the second year. The stem leaves are alternate. There are 14 known species. It is remarkably hardy, thriving in temperatures as low as -40 degrees C.

 
plant Features
  • Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Chinese Dunce Cap 'Boehmeri'

Latin name

Orostachys boehmeri syn. Orostachys iwarenge var. boehmeri

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chinese Dunce Cap Boehmeri is 0.10meters x 0.10meters 0.10 M 0.10 M

Orostachys boehmeri syn. Orostachys iwarenge var. boehmeri

Orostachys is a rosette-forming succulent, similar in appearance to Echeveria, and Sempervivum with leaves that are linear to ovate, often with dull purple dots. Its roots are fibrous. The flowering stem is solitary, arising from the center of the rosette in the second year. The stem leaves are alternate. There are 14 known species. It is remarkably hardy, thriving in temperatures as low as -40 degrees C.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

They prefer very shallow soil, which works to your advantage when planting in odd and unusual containers for succulents such as hypertufa troughs.

 
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