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Succulent in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

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Succulent

Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems. Some definitions also include roots, so that geophytes that survive unfavorable periods by dying back to underground storage organs may be regarded as succulents. In horticultural use, the term "succulent" is often used in a way which excludes plants that botanists would regard as succulents, such as cacti. Succulents are often grown as ornamental plants because of their striking and unusual appearance. Succulents are very difficult to kill, and if properly potted require little maintenance to survive indoors. Succulents are very adaptable houseplants and will thrive in a range of indoor conditions.

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plant Features
  • Succulent likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Succulent likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Succulent is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Succulent likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Succulent

Latin name

Various

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Succulent likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Succulent is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Succulent likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Succulent likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Succulent is 1.50meters x 1.50meters 1.50 M 1.50 M

Various

Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems. Some definitions also include roots, so that geophytes that survive unfavorable periods by dying back to underground storage organs may be regarded as succulents. In horticultural use, the term "succulent" is often used in a way which excludes plants that botanists would regard as succulents, such as cacti. Succulents are often grown as ornamental plants because of their striking and unusual appearance. Succulents are very difficult to kill, and if properly potted require little maintenance to survive indoors. Succulents are very adaptable houseplants and will thrive in a range of indoor conditions.


Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The most common form of propagation for succulents is called vegetative propagation. This involves cuttings, where several inches of stem with leaves are cut, allowed some time to heal and after healing produce a callus. After a week or so, roots should grow. Another method is division which involves uprooting an overgrown clump and pulling the stems and roots apart. The easiest method is to allow the formation of a callus from a leaf or segment.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Succulents need good draining soil. When planting in the garden, make sure the area drains well and is not in a hollow that remains wet. Specially prepared cactus soil can be purchased for planting in pots or incorporate sand, gravel or volcanic rock for better drainage. The container you are planting in should have a drainage hole and it is wise to put crushed rock at the bottom before your planting medium.

 
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