Under healthy sun stress, the leaves take on the purple and red coloration of the stems. Ruby Necklace blooms often and the bright yellow flowers are a bright contrast to the jewel-toned foliage.
LIGHT: Bright, indirect light, early morning sun will give a healthy amount of sun stress to keep those brilliant colors.
WATER: Allow soil to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.
SOIL: Use a well-draining soil mix. Heavy, wet soil will lead to root rot.
PLANTING: Plant in hanging baskets, rockeries and wall gardens, or where it can hang or form ground cover.
FERTILISER: Use a general fertiliser once or twice a year to enhance new growth and the plant’s overall health. Over fertilising causes malformed growth.
BLOOMING: Blooms from May to June and in spring. Bright yellow, daisy-like flowers spring from the ends of upward growing, vibrant red-violet stems.
DORMANCY: Ruby Necklace does not go into full dormancy and continues to grow at a slower pace throughout winter months. It is frost tolerant.
PROPAGATION: Othonna propagates via clippings. Allow the cut end to callous over and insert into dirt during warm months.