Succulents are slow-growing and seem to live forever. Of course, that can’t possibly be true even though you’ve had that dull little cactus in your windowsill for as long as you can remember. They just live so long that we feel they’ve always been there.
One may also ask, which succulents live the longest?
One of the longest living succulents is the Saguaro cactus, which has an average lifespan of 150 to 175 years. However, under the right conditions they are capable of living for over 200 years.
Just so, do succulents need sun?
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Why are succulents so hard to keep alive?
Most succulents can be found growing in areas that are very dry, so their thick, fleshy leaves store water to survive during drought. Water succulents only when the soil is completely dry. … Succulents can survive becoming overly dry, but they won’t survive overwatering.
When Do Succulents Bloom? Bloom time varies in succulent plants. Most echeverias bloom in late spring to early summer but are known to blossom in fall as well. Aloe vera typically blooms in summer, but can certainly blossom at other times of the year – several blossom in autumn and winter.
And that’s really it! Once the roots form the succulent can continue living in the water as long as you provide it with a suitable container. Just mind that water roots and soil roots are very different from each other and a succulent that has adapted to living in water will most probably die if transplanted into soil.
A general rule of thumb is to repot succulents every two-years, at least as a way to provide fresh fertile soil. The best time to repot is at the beginning of a succulent’s growing season – this gives the plant the highest chance of survival.