Succulent Growing Guide: Information and Tips Succulents, once deserted desert plants, are now household names. What makes these plants stand out from the other charming varieties of houseplants? A succulent''s mass appeal is a result of a variety of factors. Succulent care is simple, and they are durable and portable. Greens, blues, reds, whites, and rainbow colors can be found in them.

Succulent Overview
Succubus is a Latin word meaning drink, juice, and sap. They are drought-resistant because they contain leaves and stems that store large amounts of water. These hardy desert plants make excellent houseplants thanks to their versatility and ability to withstand neglect. However, certain varieties are better suited to indoor environments than others.

Consider the size, style, color, care needs, and climate of the succulents when selecting them. As a rule, they range in height from under an inch, such as the Blossfeldia liliputana, up to 12 feet, such as the blue yucca. Additionally, they come in many colors and shapes. In addition to succulents from arid climates, there are a few types from tropical regions, such as the Macho mocha mangave and octopus agave.

There are some types of succulents that require a lot of light but some houses do not have enough natural light. In general, green succulents are better indoors than colorful succulents, depending on the amount of light you have. Their natural habitat directly correlates with their care needs, so do what you can to recreate this.

Common Types of Succulents
Approximately 60 plant families belong to the category of succulents. Sempervivum, Cactaceae (cacti), Sedum, and Haworthia are among the most popular families. Here are some examples and images of popular succulents from each family. Find out what sets these plant families apart and see if one may be right for you.

Cactaceae (cacti)
With their protective prickly spines, cacti are among the most recognizable types of succulents. identify succulent to the desert allows them to survive in extreme cold and heat with little water.

Haworthias are small succulent plants that come from Southern Africa. During the dry seasons, they are used to a lot of sun. The Haworthia genus makes up the largest portion of the succulent family, despite its relative small size.

Sedum succulents come in a variety of sizes and shapes; the smallest are just a few inches tall, while the largest reach heights of three feet. There are about 80 species of Sedum plants, and all are members of the Crassulaceae subfamily, including the famous Crassulaceae ovata (jade plant). They can withstand lots of sun and a little water.

Sempervivum succulents exhibit a classic rosette shape. Some are flowering and come in a variety of colors. The hardy succulents are also frost resistant, fitting for a plant called the "always alive" plant.

Succulent Care Tips
Even though succulents are tough guys, they still need love and attention. You will frequently find dead leaves at the bottom of your plant, so remove them to keep your plant healthy. In order to avoid killing one of the most kill-resistant plants, follow these guidelines below to avoid common plant care mistakes.

Succulents need at least 36 hours of direct sunlight per day for proper development. Place it in a location with plenty of sun, such as a south- or east-facing window. Succulents are very unlikely to be sunburned by direct sunlight. However, keep an eye for scorch marks if you observe any. The leaves of succulents that do not receive enough light may be stretched outward to absorb as much light as possible.

Succulents do not need much water as they are adapted to desert climates. You should let the soil dry completely before rewatering plants. Their roots could rot if you don''t let them dry between waterings. If the environment is very hot and there is a good drainage system, the plants may need more watering about every 23 weeks since the soil will dry up faster. When the weather gets colder, you will need to water them less.

Due to succulents'' accustomedness to extreme temperatures, the majority can survive at temperatures of about 4095 F. However, some of the more delicate varieties should be kept at more conservative temperatures. Above, we discussed how the temperature of the succulent should be related to how much water it receives.

Most succulents are not toxic. It is common for succulents like Opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) or Aloe vera to be used in numerous delicious dishes. Cacti and succulent varieties, primarily, have sharp spines that should be avoided because they can puncture skin. Even though most succulents are not toxic, there are a few types that you should avoid if you have little ones or furry friends at home.

Succubuses should be planted in soil and planters with adequate drainage. Add types of fuzzy succulents as peat moss, as well as large pebbles and rocks to the cacti soil as a base for soil drainage. A plant''s repotting requirements vary with the growth of the plant and if you intend to bring the plant inside for the winter. If your plant needs a bigger pot or a warmer environment, check out our guide to properly repotting a plant.