Monilaria Obconica

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Having plants around your space changes the vibes. Aside from aesthetic reasons, selecting a plant that suits your lifestyle is also essential. In this fast-moving time, succulent is a choice for those who are always on the go. Succulents, in general, can quickly adapt to any environment. 

Monilaria Obconica is a succulent endemic to South Africa and belongs to the Aizoaceae plant family. Monilaria Obconica thrives in small hills on quartz fields. In a drought-prone environment, rainfall regions are okay with this plant type. 

Monilaria Obconica Physical Appearance

Monilaria Obconica looks like a green bunny head with long ears. Although the plant is green, it turns red when exposed to sunlight. This plant typically grows in small clump form, 6 to 8 inches tall.

It has spaghetti-like leaves covered with tiny glittering pearls that serve as water storage for the succulent. This water storage allows the Monilaria Obconica to retain water for weeks. During spring, this Monilaria will bloom beautiful pink rose flowers. The stem is short-branched and has a beaded structure. 

Monilaria Obconica Propagation Guide

Generally, Monilaria Obconica is easy to grow. This plant can be propagated through seeds and cuttings. Propagating through seeds requires more patience as it takes a more extended period. If you prefer this propagating method, you must layer your seeds properly with a healthy soil mixture to germinate properly.

When propagating through cuttings, make sure to allow the cutting to be calloused for a few days before replanting. Allowing your cuttings to be calloused helps in avoiding any bacteria build-up. 

Proper Plant Guide

  • Sunlight: Provide six to eight hours of bright sunlight. After placing your succulent under direct sunlight, put it in a shaded area for the rest of the day. This is crucial to avoid damaging your Monilaria Obconica. If you can’t provide any natural source of sunlight, make sure to have artificial light or at least place your plant by the window, wherein it can still get enough sunlight. 
  • Watering: Naturally, Monilaria Obconica is drought resistant. However, watering your succulent during its growing seasons, spring and fall, is essential. During summer, you may water your Monilaria Obconica once every five days. Lastly, during the winter season, keep your plant cool.
  • Soil: Like other succulents, use well-draining soil. To achieve a perfect soil mixture, use loam-based compost with extra drainage materials like perlite and horticultural grit. 
  • Temperature: 59oF to 77oF.
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 10a to 11b.
  • Fertilizer: You may feed lightly during its growing season. However, avoid feeding your succulent during its early stages. Also, avoid feeding in temperatures below 41oF and above 95oF. 

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Richard Miller – Succulent City

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