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Nautilocalyx Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Nautilocalyx genus. This genus has about 38 species of evergreen perennials, they will form spreading clumps. Their stems are succulent with opposite pairs of fleshy, oval leaves. The leaves are often bronze when young and develop red tints in the sunlight.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens

Origin

W.Indies, C.America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

Cultivation

They are intolerant of frost but otherwise easily grown in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil in partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the spring, layers or cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to mealy bugs and tarsonemid mites.

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