Through our virtual programming series, Nature in your Neighborhood, we challenged volunteers to go out into their neighborhoods or backyards to see what plants sparked their interest. Whether plants are native or non native, we can all appreciate a connection to nature and the curiosity that it can spark!
By: Jessie Lang
Pachyphytum Longifolium Rose
Native to Mexico
This is a very common houseplant. Most people have this in their garden no matter in which country. My family in Taiwan have these plant as well. When I was very little, we have these plants all around. My grandma said this is edible and it’s very healthy. But I don’t like it because it tastes like nothing.
This is a susceptible plant. They have to be in the temperature that’s above 7º celsius if you put this plant that’s under -6º celsius, it will kill the plant. They will also require more water during winter. If you don’t know when to water the plant, you can watch the lowermost leaves for dry signs. They will not need too much sunlight and they can live either with full sunlight or partial sunlight.