Due to the increasing number of people who are passionate about growing plants, it is now easier than ever to have multiple types of succulents in your house. As the weather gets warmer, more people are also planning on raising a few plants.
Although succulents are generally considered to be relatively good, they can be raised well if you are knowledgeable about their growth habits and do a good job of maintaining their environment. Here are a few of the most beautiful and well-established types of succulents that are ideal for new friends who are planning on raising them.
What is succulent?
The members of the succulent family are known to have over 10,000 species globally. They are classified into over a hundred families.
Succulents are broadly divided into three main groups.
- Rosette-type succulents – mainly Sedum;
- Columnar succulents – mainly Cactaceae and Euphorbiaceae;
- Bromeliad succulents – mainly air bromeliads and desert bromeliads.
Due to the nature of their classification, the exact definition of succulents is not clear. It is a vague term that doesn’t have a clear botanical form.
The broadest definition is ‘plants with large water storage tissues‘, and the narrowest one is that it must have a structure that allows it to perform photosynthesis using saprophytic acid metabolism. Sometimes, the environment where the plant grows can also be included in the definition, such as in dry or desert conditions. A plant with a fleshy part is considered to be Succulent.
What Kind Of Environment Do Succulents Like?
If you live in a tropical or subtropical region, then many plants can grow well. For people who live in temperate countries, it is considered to be a tropical paradise. However, there are also various environmental differences between the different regions. For instance, the environment in the mountains is very different from that in the basin.
The environment where succulents will grow can be designed according to the plant’s native temperature. In addition, the tolerance of different types of plants to winter will also vary. If you are planning on having a variety of succulents in your home, you can choose to plant them in a place that has diffused light.
If you are planning on having a variety of succulents in your home, you can choose to plant them in a place that has diffused light. You can also determine the amount of light that the environment receives by measuring the number of hours that the light is available.
13 Recommended Easy-To-Grow Succulents
Graptopetalum Paraguayense ‘Ghost Plant’
The leaves are a bit pointed, and cool white tones, commonly known as Ghost Plant, are quite easy to grow. The old stem cluster is not expensive, and beginners can try to buy it online.
The graptophytum Supreme is the same as Ghost Plant, easy to grow, and the old stem cluster is cheap and cheerful.
Graptoveria Titubans is the beautiful general succulent species, easy to grow, the old stem cluster is also cheap.
Echeveria Secunda var. Glauca
Echeveria ‘Black Prince’
The Black Prince is not a particularly beautiful species but is the black succulent in the common succulent species. While sunlighting is easy to black, you can group a succulent kit, the price is cheap and easy to grow. Its flowers are red and beautiful.
The Pulvinata has a fluffy surface with a little red around the edges, which is relatively cute and inexpensive.
Echeveria ‘Perle von Nürnberg’
The Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg is a lilac and pearlescent-toned rosette that will captivate your eyes the instant you see it. And it is easy to grow Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg.
The Desmetiana is a relatively common succulent species, it should be an easy one to grow.
Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Roseum’
Even thought I’ve had Sedum Clausen, but prefer ‘Roseum’. It’s not too expensive, and when Sedum Rubrotinctum Roseum grows, it’s prettier than the Clausen. Its leaves are easier to root when they fall in the soil.
Sedum Pachyphyllum Rose
Sedum ‘Golden Glow’
The small Golden Glow is lovely, the color is yellowish green, I personally feel that the small Golden Glow than the old stem cluster is more adorable.
Orostachys Boehmeri is my favorite succulent species, small group, easy to grow, dormant leaves folded look very cute. But after flowering will die, so, you should cut off the flower buds when the flower is budding.
The Haworthia Cooperi is crystal clear, a very lovely species, and it is said that this species is not so demanding of sunlight.
About Succulent Dormancy
The most worrying season for most succulents is summer!
With the rapid rain and sunshine of early summer, the rapid change in climate can easily smother the roots of plants. With the current climate change, if it is difficult to recognize the arrival of summer, let 32-35 degrees be the benchmark.
If you rely on daylight, the angle of sunlight will change with the seasons, but not if you use artificial light.
Temperature and humidity
You can study the suitability of the plants to your own environment, just like in Taiwan, when you have a husky, you usually need to turn on the air conditioning to cool him in summer.
Succulents Tool Kit For Beginners
Just bring it home, first observe the change in its state, and if you don’t trust your memory, take pictures to record it, so you can compare the difference after a period of planting. And sharing it on social media.
Different sizes of waterers are used for different sizes of potted plants, and for growing seedlings, a softer watering can design is needed.
When you encounter pests, you can first remove them physically if the condition is not serious, by sweeping them away with a brush.
Using medication is a rather specialized and technical practice.
Temperature and humidity meter
Helps you better understand your environment in a technological way.
Wipe the leaves of the plants regularly to facilitate dust removal and enhance photosynthesis efficiency.
Gardening is different from making squeeze cakes, there are more hard things, so wearing gloves can prevent mud from hiding in your hands and protect your fresh nails.
Do You Need A Succulent Grow Light?
Plant lights certainly work! The correct measure of the use of plant lights can be found in three things.
- The correctness of the light spectrum
- The intensity of the light
- The duration of light
As long as these three points are correct, you can use plant lights generously to help your plants grow better.
5 Common Mistakes to Avoid About Succulent Care
- Too many people watering together tends to cause trouble with repeated watering.
- Keeping the medium excessively moist can easily lead to root rot.
- Growing plants in a dark place.
- The environment is constantly unventilated, with little airflow.
- Take them out to the sun as soon as the pots are changed.