If you are an enthusiast for indoor house plants, then you will find this succulent particularly interesting. That’s because this water-storing plant closely resembles the appearance of a delicate, blossoming rose.
While they all come in different shapes and sizes, succulents typically share a common look and texture – they are green and prickly. The tough appearance of these indoor house plants makes them the last choice for those who prefer colorful ones.
But this might change once they see the Greenovia dodrantalis, also known as the mountain rose. This succulent is native to the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain, so it is best to keep and grow them where it is warm and sunny. It also doesn’t require much water.
This beautiful plant features tightly packed leaves arranged in layers that closely resemble the petals of a blossoming rose. But while a rose will wither within a few days, this succulent will survive and keep its beauty as long as it receives the proper care.
The mountain rose can grow up to six inches in height. Over time, the plant produces pups or offsets when it matures. You can snip off these growths and grow them in another container to create new plants, so that you will have a beautiful collection of these everlasting indoor house plants.
Typically, mountain roses are blue-green in color, but as it turns out, there is a rare pink version of it that looks even more like a rose!
Mountain roses are hard to find for sale, and the pink variety is even more difficult to spot. The best way for you to own these plants is to grow them from seeds that you can order from Etsy.
But before you go and make that purchase, it is important to know that it can take up to two years for these succulents to develop a rose-like appearance, so a bit of patience is needed. But the results are oh so beautiful, so the wait is definitely worth it!
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