Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: cuttings, seeds
Flower: In the Spring, in the late Summer or Fall
Flower Type: Yellow
Toxic: Can be toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: pests
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Basc Care for Glottiphyllum depressum
Watering for Glottiphyllum depressum is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Tongue Plant, Tongue-leaf, Tongue-leaved Mesemb, Fig Marigold"
When giving Glottiphyllum depressum its ideal environment, remember to provide it with full sun to light shade. This means that it should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, with no more than 5 hours of shade during the hottest portions of the day.
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Glottiphyllum depressum from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Glottiphyllum depressum also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
One way to propagate Glottiphyllum depressum is by cutting
Glottiphyllum depressum can be propagated from seeds. Signs of a good seed is one that is plump, dark in color and slightly sticky. To propagate X from seed, one must prepare a soil mixture of well-draining potting mix, sow the seeds evenly and lightly press them into the surface. Lastly, gently water the soil using a spray bottle and place the container in bright but indirect light.
The toxicity of Glottiphyllum can vary depending on the individual species, but all species are potentially dangerous if ingested. Symptoms of poisoning may include vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and dizziness. If you believe someone has ingested parts of Glottiphyllum depressum, seek medical help immediately.
Pests and Diseases
Glottiphyllum depressum can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as snails and mealybugs.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Snails: clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.