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Tulista pumila 'Tenshi no Namida'

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Scientific Name

Tulista pumila 'Tenshi no Namida'

Synonyms

Haworthia pumila 'Tenshi no Namida', Tulista pumila 'Tears of Angels', Haworthia pumila 'Tears of Angels', Haworthia pumila 'Angel's Tears'

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodeloideae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Tulista

Description

Tulista pumila 'Tenshi no Namida', formerly known as Haworthia pumila 'Tenshi no Namida', is one of the most beautiful cultivars of Tulista pumila. It is a stunning small succulent with sharp leaves arranged in rosettes. Leaves are hard, upright, sometimes incurved, green and covered with raised white tubercles. It is also known as Tulista pumila 'Tears of Angels' or Haworthia pumila 'Tears of Angels'.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Pearl Plant is a popular succulent in cultivation, though it can be slow-growing. The plant requires well-drained soil and it is one of the few Tulista species that thrives in full sun. The plant rarely offsets, so most propagation is by seed, though leaf cuttings can also be rooted when larger leaves are used.

Propagating from fresh seed is easy. Seed older than 18 months in most cases is not viable, unless kept under cool, dry conditions. Seed is similar to those of Aloes, but much smaller. Sow the seeds in fall in well-drained, rich, loamy soil. Sow no deeper than 1.2 inch (3 cm). Water enough to keep the soil merely damp and ensure the growing medium is not soggy. A very wet growing medium will cause damping-off of the seedlings or result in the seeds rotting. Viable seed should germinate with 21 days.

Once the seedlings are strong enough, after about one year, transplant into containers. Initially keep strong sunlight off the young plants. Once the plants have adapted to stronger light they can be planted out in the open.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for a Pearl Plant (Tulista pumila).

Origin

Tulista pumila 'Tenshi no Namida' is an attractive cultivar of Tulista pumila.

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