With contact with nature increasingly tricky, many people have felt the need to put more plants at home. The problem is often how to take care of them. And that is where the popularity of succulents comes from. Easy to care for, they tend to resist even the most relapsed owners. That does not mean that knowing more about them and how to grow them is not useful to keep them healthy – and alive – for even longer.
What are succulents?
The term succulents are used in an accessible way. In the scientific world, it is unknown, with the plants being divided into family, genus, and species. But, in general, succulents are plants that can store water in their leaves”, explains Sara Seguette, biologist and owner of Cultivate, a gardening company specialized in plants.
How many types of succulents are there?
There are over sixty different succulents’ plans. There are so beautiful and totally different than other succulents. So, whenever you were going to buy plants, you will see there are 60 types of succulents.
Types of succulents
- Echeveria or stone rose (Echeveria elegans)
- The phantom plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)
- Pearl necklace (Senecio rowleyanus)
- Donkey Tail (Sedum morganianum)
- Zebra (Haworthia fasciata)
- Shrek’s ear (Crassula ovata Gollum)
- Sedum carnicolor
These are the top succulents. People love to buy these verity succulents, and these succulents are so beautiful. If you ever see, then you will realize their beauties.
Read this also:
The most common succulents
- Violet scilla (Ledebouria socialis)
- May Flower (Schlumbergera truncate)
- Lady-toed, Donkey-tail (Sedum morganianum)
- Aortia (Haworthia cuspidata)
- Stone Rose (Echeveria glauca)
- Queen of the Night (Hylocereus undatus)
How to plant succulents
Did you get a succulent as a gift and don’t want to leave it isolated in a vase? Alternatively, you can plant it in a more charming place, such as in a cup, or start setting up your terrarium, placing it next to other succulents. This is also true when the succulent is too big for the pot in which it is planted. Check below the step by step to do this:
- Choose a container with drainage holes for water. As long as they are made, the options range from a sardine can to a clay pot, depending on your style;
- Prepare a unique substrate for succulents with washed sand, composted earth and coir milled in proportions;
- If the pot is large, place expanded clay on its bottom, before placing the substrate, to facilitate drainage;
- Add the particular substrate for succulents to the pot;
- With the original succulent vase upside down, tap the bottom until it comes loose with its clod (earth and roots);
- Plant the succulent seedling in the new pot with the substrate, taking care not to cover the leaves;
- Hit the sides to accommodate the soil, ensuring its contact with the plant root;
- Cover the earth with sand and white pebbles to decorate and avoid the rapid evaporation of water.
If the objective is not to replant but to propagate the succulent, use the same particular substrate. In it, you must accommodate healthy leaves of the plant without burying them. Spray water over them once or twice a week. It depends on the weather in your city, and you’re done. At about two months, you will have new succulent seedlings to replant in other pots.