Greenovia Dodrentalis and Greenovia Dyplocycla are fantastic rare succulents native to the Canary Islands. Their shape resembles roses. In moderate climate they remain open from fall till spring and close the bud for the summer protecting itself against moisture loss.
#1 Greenovia Dyplocykla
Greenovia Dyplocykla is an evergreen perennial succulent growing up to 6 – 8 centimeters. The rosette diameter could be up to 20 cm. The shade of its color changes together with seasons and sun exposure, from bright green to silver-green.
#2 Greenovia Dondrentalis
Greenovia Dondrentalis can also reach 8 cm. It has got several small ‘roses’, growing close together. Their growth continues from fall till spring. In the summer the plant rests and does not call for much watering.
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#4 Greenovia Dyplocykla
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#6 Greenovia Dyplocykla
Greenovia Dyplocykla is a single succulent growing on its own. During its summer hibernation the rosette gets covered with beige-red flakes. It blooms only once – after the rosette fades away, it dies.
#7 Greenovia Dyplocykla
#8 Greenovia Dondrentalis
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These succulents do not require a dedicated succulent soil medium – they can grow on regular one. The prefer slightly dump soil but they definitely can’t be overwatered, especially in the summer when they hibernate. Repot them every 2 – 3 years.
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Greenovia Dondrentalis propagates by seedlings. However, roots won’t develop if the seedlings were taken during its hibernation.
The yellow flowers appear in the spring on stiff stalks up to 25 cm long.