Succulents, plants that store water in their tissues (leaves, roots, stems), thrive in Arizona’s dry, desert climate making them an ideal choice for home landscaping projects. From agaves to yucca plants and aloe, succulents not only look beautiful as landscape additions, but they’re fairly easy to maintain.
Hereof, do nurseries have succulents?
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.
Herein, can you buy cactus from Arizona?
If a visit is out of the question, Arizona Cactus Sales invites you to take an online tour of our location and visit the online shop. Arizona Cactus Sales is the great Cactus place!
How do you grow succulents in Phoenix?
Growing Succulents Indoors
- Choose an appropriate succulent for your conditions. …
- Make sure your soil doesn’t hold on to water. …
- Choose your container and modify it if needed. …
- Place the potted succulent in a sunny place. …
- Allow the potting mix to dry out between waterings. …
- Fertilize your succulents at least once a year.
If you live in a hot and sunny region of the world, like Arizona, your plants need to choose the right plants. Full sun succulents and cactus are drought tolerant plants that can handle more hours of sunlight per day, higher heat, and tolerate drought conditions.
Echeveria Blue Sky Succulent
A very attractive succulent with rosettes that can reach up to 6-inches in diameter, and has bluish-green leaves with a touch of soft pink along the margins. Its leaves are coated in thick farina, giving this plant a soft powdery look and allowing it to tolerate full 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.
Succulents are typically grown for their year-round vibrant colors and interesting textures, but their flowers can provide seasonal interest as well! With a little planning, you can enjoy year-round blooms in your succulent landscape by choosing plants for their flowering time.
The intense light in combination with high temperatures can be brutal. If you gradually introduce your succulents to the direct sunlight (increasing an hour or so every couple of days), most succulents will tolerate full sun most of the day. I recently added some shade cloth to protect them from the direct sunlight.
Heat, unlike frost (temps 32 degrees F and lower), usually isn’t a concern for succulents. … However, heat plus sun can be deadly to succulents. Unless they’re desert cacti or agaves, most smooth-leaved succulents need sun protection in summer, especially above 80 degrees.
Be aware that temperatures either too low or too high can do harm to your succulents. Temperatures lower than 40°F or higher than 90°F are never recommended. In summer, the combination of high temperatures and full sun exposure can cause sunburn for your succulents, damaging both the leaves and the root systems.