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.
Likewise, people ask, why is my succulent spotted?
Succulents perform best when their soil dries between waterings. If they remain in wet or waterlogged soils, succulents suffer from edema, which causes brown, corky spots on the leaves. Sometimes the spots form on the undersides of leaves, making it more difficult to notice this disorder.
Correspondingly, how do you care for a haworthia plant?
- General Care.
- Sunlight. Thrives in bright indirect to direct light. …
- Water. Water every 2-3 weeks in direct light, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. …
- Humidity. Don’t sweat it. …
- Temperature. Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. …
- Size. Teeny tiny, less than 2” in height or width.
- Common Problems. …
How do you tell if a succulent is male or female?
Take a look at the shape of the leaf when identifying flowers by their leaves. The leaf shape can be round, oval or oblong, lance shaped or elliptic. The pattern of veins in the leaf can also help you figure out the type of plant you are dealing with.
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.)
Black leaves on succulents are often a sign of overwatering. If the leaves are turning black, that means the succulent is rotting from the root up due to too much water. Usually the leaves will also feel soft and mushy. … Succulents need a well draining soil to prevent root rot.
Dig the succulent out of the soil and remove excess soil stuck to the roots, cut off any brown/black roots as these are rotten already. Leave the plant on a mesh or any kind of strainer till the roots have air dried from anywhere two to three days. When the roots are dry completely, plant them back in the pot.
Aloes can be kept outdoors in full sun during the summer, when temperatures are above 70°F (21°C). If nighttime temps threaten to drop below 60°F (16°C), bring the aloe inside. Note: Don’t move your aloe from indoors to full sun right away; it needs time to adjust to the intense light or it may sunburn.
Trim off any leaf tips or whole leaves that have turned pinkish-brown. These parts are dying, so removing them helps the aloe plant stay healthy and green. Use a knife for small and medium-sized plants, or sheers for large, thick leaves. The exposed end of the leaf will seal up on its own in time.
In general, aloe vera plants need plenty of sunlight, minimal regular watering and warm temperatures. Light: Aloe vera plants need to be housed in a bright location with some direct sun in winter months. … Water: Aloe vera plants are drought resistant, so they can survive with minimal watering.