Curio Aquarine Mount Everest derives its attractive blue colour from the layer of wax that covers the whole plant. This layer of wax or chalk is not purely decorative, but serves to protect the plant. It’s a highly functional characteristic, because it makes the plant stronger and more resistant to pests and diseases. This layer should therefore not be wiped off. Once the wax layer is gone, it will not reappear.
This plant should therefore not be ‘dusted’ like the Zamioculcas can to keep the plant looking particularly stunning.