Succulents are really trendy nowadays because of two main reasons: they are very pleasing to the eyes and nearly indestructible. Technically, a succulent is defined as a plant that has thick, fleshy organs that can store a lot of water for the dry season. Water can be stored in any part of the succulent such as its stem, leaves, or roots. They have this unique feature because they have adapted to arid conditions since they can mostly be found mostly in Africa and the deserts of North America. As a result, this adaptive mechanism brings about an incredible variety of interesting leaf forms and plant shapes including tight rosettes, paddle leaves, and bushy or tailing columns of teardrop leaves. The cacti group is totally very popular in the succulent family. Succulents extend their domain as to include aloe and agave. Hence, succulents are really used to decorate the homes. This site gives you tips and tricks to grow healthy succulents in your home.
Succulents really love the sun so make sure that it gets its fair share of bright light. The leaves can actually give you a hint if you are putting them in the correct amount of brightness of light. There are a few species that will be scorched if exposed to too much sunlight abruptly. Scorched succulents are identified by brown our white leaves and soft tissues. Meanwhile, an underlit succulent will begin to stretch resulting to an elongated stem and widely spaced leaves. A little bit of pruning will take it back to its former shape and glory.
Astoundingly, succulents are more tolerant in cold temperatures. This is because in deserts, they have really cold nights to balance out the scorchingly hot days. So, it is perfectly fine to have it in colder climates too.
Do not hesitate to water the succulents generously in the summer. However, the potting mix should be allowed to dry first before watering it again. IF you have winter season, cut the watering back to once per month as the plants go dormant. Do not allow your succulents to sit in water as they can go soft and have discoloration. When your succulents stop growing and starts to shed its leaves afterward, it is a sign that you didn’t give it enough water.
These type of plants have a specific potting mixture that drains water quickly. If you cannot afford to buy the special potting mix, then just put some inorganic material to your normal one so that the drainage of water and aeration will increase.
If you want to shop for succulents and you don’t have any physical outlets near you, you can always visit the Harddy website along with other online sites that have succulent plants for sale. Always ask for proof of legitimate business on this company before choosing to buy your succulents online.