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.
Subsequently, how do you care for a flapjack succulent?
Water. As you would expect with a succulent, Flapjacks are drought-tolerant, and great care should be taken not to overwater. Make sure you allow the soil to dry out fully before rewatering deeply when the weather is hot. During the winter, they will need very minimal watering or none at all.
Besides, what is the difference between sedum and succulents?
Succulents have some parts of the leaves, roots or stems that are thickened and fleshy, and retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. … Sedum is a genus of flowering plants that also have the succulent characteristics of water storing leaves and stems. Sedums are part of the Crassulaceae family.
How do I find out what type of plant I have?
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.
A great option for identification is an app put together by my friend Jacki at Drought Smart Plants called Succulent ID. You can look at different genera of succulents or search through photos based on characteristics of your succulent.
If protected over the winter and given enough light, flapjacks will bloom in late winter to early spring. A tall, spindly flower spike 3-6 feet tall is produced from the center of the rosette.
Flapjacks grow slowly and take several years to grow a few inches. At full maturity, the succulent can be 18 inches tall and wide. Keep surrounding plants far from the flapjack so it can spread over the years.
Shriveled paddle leaves and drooping growth are usually signs of overwatering a flapjack succulent. Paddle plants don’t like sitting in soggy, overly-damp soil. Excessive soil moisture quickly leads to root rot, and the succulent will start to die.
Gollum Jade is an evergreen succulent. The tips of the green tubular leaves turn red when in full sun. You can look forward to light pink or white star-shaped flowers.
The jade plant is also commonly called a rubber plant and is very toxic to dogs, causing gastric distress, heartbeat irregularities, and depression among other symptoms.
Gollum jade is one of those poisonous succulents that can be toxic to humans and pets. Skin contact with the sap can cause irritation while ingestion of all parts of the plants can cause vomiting and diarrhea. So, keep them away from your pets and make sure to wear gloves when propagating them.