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Black 'Hedgehog' Succulents Are The Small Plant With Lots Of Goth Attitude

Do you tend to gravitate towards darker and more gothic type of things? Me too. No wonder I'm a fan of Tim Burton movies, ha, ha!

So when I found out there was a cool succulent that resembles a hedgehog I definitely had to take a look at it. I gotta tell you, I'm really digging its dark and broody vibe.

Sinocrassula yunnanensis or Chinese jade succulent is a small perennial which grows in rosettes.

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It's also called a "hedgehog" succulent because of the unique appearance that makes it resemble the aforementioned animal.

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Oh my, isn't it so cute? I absolutely love it.

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When I look at it I can't help but think that little hedgehog eyes are going to pop up any second. Haha. Does it make you think that way too?

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This little guy can actually grow rosettes up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall.

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They can eventually develop into dense clumps. So it can start looking just like this. I think it would look fabulous in a cute planter indoors or outdoors.

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What makes this succulent unique is that its half-rounded leaves are flattened on the upper side.

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Then, they end with a sharp tip. The leaves have finely papillous hair. The plant is typically green but its dark color looks black.

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This unique succulent is monocarpic. That means that the individual rosettes bloom only once and then they die.

However, they are easy to propagate because they spread aggressively. Often as easily as dropped leaves that root themselves. Wow, that's awesome.

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When the rosettes flower they lengthen in a rich branched inflorescence up to four inches long.

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Their flowers are small and white in color. Please note that they are susceptible to fungal diseases and mealy bugs, so watch out for that.

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Another important thing to remember is that succulents like to be on a dry side.

So never let your plant sit in water. This can definitely spell disaster in the long run and it's a sure-fire way to kill it fast.

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These succulents prefer to be in full sun to partial shade so find a spot that can accommodate that.

The bright light will help them develop their deepest color. Which I think would look absolutely amazing wherever you end up placing them.

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I absolutely love the dark vibe of this awesome succulent.

Giphy | Broad City

This plant is definitely up my alley. I think it would look so good alongside other interesting looking succulents and would be a great addition to any outdoor or indoor garden.

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