Are succulents native to NZ?

Although Australia can claim to have several hundred indigenous succulent species, New Zealand has only thirteen. Indeed, some authors believe that Disphyma australe is the only ‘real’ indigenous succulent in the country.

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Correspondingly, how do you grow succulents NZ?

You can plant succulents into garden beds, provided the soil is well drained and doesn’t become too cold during winter. BONUS TIP: Adding sand or gravel to the soil will help drainage, and mounding plants above soil level is also a good idea. Don’t forget that north-facing, sloping sites are ideal for succulents too.

Then, where is the best place to put succulent plants? Place the potted succulent in a sunny location.

Most succulents prefer at least 6 hours of sun per day, so try to place them near a south- or east-facing window. You may notice your succulents becoming spindly or stretching toward the light if they don’t get enough sun.

In this manner, what kind of succulents can survive winter?

There are two main varieties of succulents that can tolerate freezing temperatures, Sempervivums (commonly called hens and chicks) and Stonecrop Sedums. Most will tolerate temperatures down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.

What can I plant succulents in?

Succulents do not like to sit in wet soil for very long, therefore they need a well draining soil. The best soil for succulents allows for fast air and water exchange in the root system of the plant. What I like to use is a combination of cactus potting mix and perlite. The perlite is for better drainage and aeration.

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When should you plant succulents?

Early spring is the perfect time to plant in many areas, as most succulents are beginning their spring period of growth. This is also an appropriate time for planting those that will remain indoors.

How do you care for succulents NZ?

Water regularly, but not excessively, during summer. Cacti and succulents require a resting period in winter when they do not require watering at all. For cacti, this resting period is especially important, as, if they do not get it, they will not flower. Avoid over-feeding ā€“ these plants are not gross feeders.

When should succulents be watered?

The most important rule for watering succulents is this: Only water when the soil in the succulents’ growing container is bone dry. We repeat, let the soil dry out completely between waterings. If the soil isn’t crumbly, dry dirt, don’t water it. See, most houseplants want their soil moist at all times.

How often do I water my succulent?

How often should I water my succulent? You should water your succulents every other week during non-winter months when temperatures are above 40 degrees. During the winter time (when temperatures are below 40 degrees) you should only water your succulent once a month because it is dormant during this time.

Can succulents grow in shade?

However, while all succulents do best with some light, a few can withstand partial shade. Growing succulents in the shade isn’t ideal for most varieties, but a prized few will actually flourish in low light situations.

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