I found that with the rise in popularity, more nurseries are carrying succulents on a regular basis. If your local nursery doesn’t carry succulents, you can also check Lowes and Home Depot.
In this manner, can cactus and succulents be together?
Desert cacti, forest cacti, and succulents can all be grown together. They make stunning displays for your houseplant collection. They don’t take a lot of care, but you still need to know what they like and need.
Also, are colorful succulents real?
Succulents are normally known for their rich green color, but did you know that there are a wide variety of colorful succulents? You can find vibrant red succulents, muted blue succulents and many colors in between. Some also have beautiful accent colors like yellow, white and black.
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.
Cacti and succulents thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place cacti and succulents in a bright place. A south facing position will provide good sunlight. However, be careful to not put them in direct sunlight because the intense light can make the plants turn a yellow colour.
So, how fast do cactus grow? Most cactus grow slowly, sprouting to the size of a large marble after 6-12 months, and to a few centimeters in height after 2-3 years, depending on the species. After this, most cacti grow 1-3 cm in height per year.
Because of their special ability to retain water, succulents tend to thrive in warm, dry climates and don’t mind a little neglect. This makes them well adapted to indoor growing and ideal for people desiring low-maintenance houseplants.
When shopping, choose succulent plants for sale that have very little to no damage. Be especially careful to look for signs of rot, particularly if the containers have no drainage holes. (it’s very easy to over-water these leading to root rot.) If possible look for plants with more than one plant in a pot.
Some succulents don’t live long but grow offsets to replace themselves. A great example is Chicks and Hens. The main plant only
|Jade Plant||70-100 years|
|Christmas Cactus||30+ years|
Where to Buy Succulents
- Amazing Value Succulent Stores. Mountain Crest Gardens. The Succulent Source.
- Great Shipping Succulent Stores. Leaf & Clay. Amazon.
- Bulk Purchasing Succulent Stores. Succulent Gardens.
- Rare Finds Succulent Stores. Planet Desert.