Description: Castello-paivae is a small densely branching sub shrub growing to around 50cm high. Colours can be variable depending on the growing conditions but will generally shows lovely pastel colours of green and blue. Over summer the plants will often develop a thin powdery coating called farina. Farina is believed to have multiple purposes such as reflecting sunlight and acting as a sunscreen, preventing water loss through the surfaces of the leaves and allowing water to bead and quickly run off the foliage, so plants don't remain saturated. Plants may also develop red marginal leaf edges when grown in full sun and stressed.
Plant Care: Super tough and very easy to grow. Plants will often send out aerial roots in search of water and to gain a strong foot hold when grown in rocky substrate or shallow soils.
Origins & Distribution: Canary Islands (La Gomera)
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