Thin "papery shells"
fold the new leaves in spring.
Notes: In the
season the plant doesn’t need
watering, but they will still be
growing, the new
bodies will be increasing in size as the old outer
leaves begin to shrivel. In fact the plant in this time extracts
nutrient stored in the outer
succulent leaves, allowing them to
dehydrate relocating the water to the rest of the plant and to
the new leaves that form during this period until the old leaves are
reduced to nothing more than "thin papery shells".
Cultivation: This plant is best for a well lit area (Bright
full sun). Water sparingly only when warm, no water when cold.
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