Cotyledon “Choco Line” Cotyledon orbiculata are succulent plants with thick leaves, in colors varying from green to grey, often with a red line around the margin. Leaf shapes also vary. The plants can be mat-forming or clump-forming or small to medium shrubs. Cotyledon Choco Line is an extremely variable species that grows to approximately 1.3 m (4.3 ft) in height. It has gray-green leaves that can be up to 13 by 7 cm (5.1 by 2.8 in) with a white powdery substance on them that helps reflect sunlight and conserve water.
The best time to plant Cotelydon Choco Line falls in March. From early spring to early spring Cotyledons require a free-draining gritty mix and plenty of sun. They are tolerant of cool, frost-free conditions during the winter if kept dry. Cotyledons should be kept in a sunny position. Plant young plants in pots and keep indoors until they are well established. Plant outside only if they are offered frost protection through the winter months. Pot plants can be moved outside once all risk of frost has passed. They will not survive poor light or bad drainage in the wet. From early spring to late winter, for cuttings, simply snip off a piece of the plant and set it aside in a shady place. Let it rest for a couple of days to harden off, allowing the freshly cut end to callous over. Then pop it in a pot or the ground and water. Cuttings can be left for a couple of weeks before planting. To grow from leaves, remove the entire leaf and set aside in a shady spot. In about three weeks, roots will form on the leaf and a new plant will develop at the base.
Stunning when in bloom, the Cotyledon Choco Line is the perfect succulent in your home, office desk, and an ideal gift to your loved ones. With its intricate cluster, green color, and an unusual red margin the succulent is a standout. It is Ideal in a small pot, with a little sun to grow. Cotyledon Choco Line is a fun addition and stress-reliever in your busy life. You can fertilize the Cotyledon choco line using a 10-10-10 nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium all-purpose water-soluble fertilizer once per year, in the late spring or early summer when the plant is producing new growth. Mixing the fertilizer at a rate of 1 teaspoon fertilizer with 1-gallon water, use one-half gallon of fertilizer mixture for young plants with one stem and 1 gallon for mature plants with multiple stems. Pour the fertilizer on the ground slowly in a ring around the plant to avoid splashing the foliage. Also, you will need to keep the area around it clear of debris and weeds to avoid attracting snails. Check the plant’s leaves periodically for dried slime trails and irregular holes, which are signs of the presence of slugs. Set out snail traps around the base of affected plants.
Easy Tips to Remember:
-Porous soil with good drainage.
-Bright light with ample airflow.
-Water when soil is dry
-Protect from winter frost.
-Protect from extreme heat