In addition to unpredictable outcomes, growing succulents from seed takes a long time. Some succulents, like Sempervivum, can take years to bloom and produce seeds. Even after the seeds are collected and sown, they can take anywhere from three weeks to a year to germinate, let alone grow into full-sized succulents.
In this way, how do you grow succulents from seeds in Australia?
The Basics. Mid spring, or when temperatures are between 15’C – 25’C, is usually the best time to sow most succulent plant seeds. Sow seeds in black pots or trays that can hold at least a 40 mm depth of potting mix. All-purpose seed raising mix for general plants can be used.
Also, how do you get succulent seeds?
Should you soak succulent seeds?
Just before you are ready to plant the seeds, soak them in warm water for 30 minutes or so. This loosens up the seed coat and activates germination. … Do not press the seeds into the soil unless the seed is exceedingly large.
Depending on the type of succulent, temperature, and sunlight, your plants may take anywhere from three days to a few weeks to begin growing. (Some may even take several months to a year to germinate, so it’s important to do your research when buying your seeds in order to anticipate growing time.)
Sedum makinoi is a fast-growing succulent that can grow very quickly. It has an unusual shape with spiky leaves and small white flowers. This plant will be about three feet tall when it’s mature, so make sure you have space before planting as it needs plenty of room to spread out.
Any type of all purpose potting soil for indoor plants will work as the base to make your own succulent soil. Use whatever you have on hand (as long as it’s fresh, sterile potting soil). … Succulents need a well draining potting soil, not one that holds moisture.
Succulents love direct sun, but if yours is sitting in the same exact spot day after day, it’s likely that only one side is getting enough light. … Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight. (Leaning may also be a sign that they need to be in a sunnier spot.)
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.