by johnah on November 19, 2020
Necessary Knowledge About Necklace Pod Plant Information
Before starting to grow necklaces pod plants, it is necessary to have some basic knowledge about them. So here are few things which you need to know before trying to grow necklace pod plant:
What Is Necklace Pod?
Necklace pod or cactus is a succulent with long stems and small leaves. They are found growing along stream banks and other places where water collects. Necklace pods are commonly known as “cacti” because they resemble the cactuses.
How To Grow Necklace Pod Plant?
There are two ways to grow necklace pod plant. One way is to use soil from a container and transplant them into your garden area. Another method is to start growing them in pots and then transplant them into your garden area when they get big enough.
How Long Does It Take To Grow Necklace Pod Plant?
Most of the time it takes around 2 years for a necklace pod to reach maturity. However, there are cases where it may take longer. Some varieties like the saguaro cactus can live up to 20 years!
Where Do Necklace Pod Plant Come From?
Necklace pod or cactus comes from Mexico and Central America.
What Do Necklace Pods Eat?
The necklace pod is a plant that requires very little attention or care. They don’t need fertilizer or soil enrichment because they get all the nutrients they need from the soil in which they grow.
Are They Difficult To Maintain?
When growing necklace pod, the most important thing to remember is that they like their roots to stay moist. If they dry out even for a short period of time, they die.
Are They Poisonous?
No part of the necklace pod is known to be poisonous or toxic.
So, these are some basic information which can be helpful to know before starting to grow necklace pod plants. In the next section, we will take a look at some of the different varieties of necklace pods that you can choose from.
Varieties Of Necklace Pod
Here are some different varieties of necklace pod:
1) Arizona Rain Chain: This is one of the newer kinds of necklace pods which has been developed in the last ten years.
It has a greenish color with brown stripes. The Arizona rain chain is a good variety to grow if you live in an area that gets a lot of rain.
2) Black and White: This is an older type of necklace pod which has black and white stripes.
It has been known to grow up to three feet long!
3) Brand’s Matchstick: This is one of the newer types of necklace pod plants.
The Brand’s matchstick has a very thin stem much like a match stick. The whole plant is only about a half foot tall!
4) Catalina: This kind of necklace pod is rare, but it is a favorite among many people.
It has a beautiful red and green color with white stripes.
5) Long Thin: This type of necklace pod is exactly what the name suggests.
It is long and thin just like a pencil. The “leaves” are very spiny and sharp!
6) Painted Lady: This type of necklace pod gets its name from the beautiful red and green stripes that run the length of its body.
It also has beautiful yellow flowers.
7) Saguaro: This is the largest variety of necklace pod plant.
It can grow up to be over seven feet tall! The saguaro was named after the Saguaro cactus because of its resemblance to it.
8) Striped: This is one of the more common types of necklace pod plants.
The stems and leaves are narrow and green with black and white stripes. The flowers are yellow.
As you can see, there are many different kinds of necklace pod plants to choose from. The beautiful thing is they don’t need much attention or care and can still look great in your yard or garden.
So, if you’re looking for an interesting, unusual addition to your yard, why not grow some necklace pod?
They’re sure to be a crowd favorite!
HOW TO GROW NECKLACE PODS
Necklace pod is an interesting and unusual plant that is fairly easy to grow. The only thing necklace pod plants really require is full sunlight.
If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain, it may be a good idea to grow necklace pod plants in pots so that you can easily bring them inside during the rainy season.
Necklace pod plants can grow up to three feet in height and about as wide. This makes them large enough to be grown as ground cover. They have small flowers that come in a range of colors depending on the variety.
Here’s what you’ll need to grow necklace pod:
glass jar (or similar container)
Step 1: Choose a location that offers full sunlight. If you’re going to grow necklace pod in a pot, choose a pot that is at least two gallons. Fill the pot with soil.
Step 2: Place three paper towels in the bottom of the glass jar (or similar container). Sprinkle the seeds on the paper towels. Remember that these are going to be very small seeds so don’t worry if you don’t think you see any there.
Step 3: Cover the seeds with more paper towels. Moisten the paper towels by pouring a few drops of water on them. Place the jar in a location that offers full sunlight.
Step 4: After the seeds have sprouted, move the glass jar to a location that offers partial sun and shade daily. This will help the necklace pod plants grow stronger and better adapted to full sun conditions.
Step 5: Transplant your necklace pod plant once it’s big enough to be transplanted.
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