Watering Needs. It needs regular water, but do not water again
until dry. Also, it is a species that is dormant in the winter and
requires very little water (maybe even none) during the cold months.
Frost Tolerance: Light frost protection required. Minimum of
5ºC for safe growing (but hardy up to -5°C or less.)
Sun Exposure: Requires light shade to bright light (protect
from strong midday sun). In shade the body colour will remain
mostly green, while full sun will darken and give it a rich pink-red
body colour. Can be sunburned if moved from shade/greenhouse into
full sun too quickly. The amount of sunlight it can withstand
without scorching depends upon the how hot it becomes in the summer
in the location in which it is planted. It will have more colour if
it receives more light. During the spring it may be able to take
full sun until the heat arrives at the end of spring. In an area
that has hot afternoon sun, it may be able to take full morning sun,
but requires afternoon shade or afternoon light shade.
Propagation: Offsets that appear at the
base between the
leaves; leave them
attached to form a cluster, or wait until they are 1/3 the size of the
parent and then detach and plant.