Description: This is one of
the most famous and appreciated Japanese cultivars, the name means "cloudy
sky" and refers to the characteristic maculated epidermis (with
white cloud-like patches) The plant in this pages is the nude form with
shining green epidermis, the common "HAKUUN"
instead has the typically white dotted epidermis of
Cultivation: Although regarded as a choice and difficult plant in cultivation it is
relatively easy to grow. It is sometime seen as a grafted plant but grows very
well on its own roots too. Use mineral well
permeable substratum with little organic matter (peat, humus). Water
March till October and keep perfectly dry in
at temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade.
(but it is
Hardy to -7°C for short periods) In
the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!!
Light shade to full sun.
Propagation: They can be propagated easily from seed or graft.