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.
Moreover, why is my succulent light green?
Interestingly, perfectly watered succulents often revert to a green color. A little “stress” from not quite enough water can actually cause succulents to “blush” or change colors. … When I forgot to water it and the soil had been completely dry for a few weeks, it turned more of a light green with reddish-orange tips.
Herein, what is the name of the succulent with pink flowers?
When it comes to flowering succulents and cacti, the Rose Pincushion cactus is probably the first picture that comes to mind. Shaped like the most basic cactus out there, this succulent can produce lots of tiny pink flowers on its top.
How do you tell if a succulent is male or female?
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.
Some succulent plants naturally get reddish tips on their leaves when exposed to full sun or extreme heat. The plant is coping with the extreme heat by producing a red pigment (carotenoids) on its foliage to protect itself from sunburn.
Here’s what to look for to know that your succulent is overwatered: Soft, mushy, translucent leaves–An overwatered plant will have soft, mushy leaves that may also appear shriveled. … Leaves turn black–If the overwatering continues, the leaves will start to rot and you will see them turn black.
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.
For best results, succulents like Gollum jade must be kept in temperatures between 45-85oF. Gollum jade also prefers low to average room humidity. Keep them in areas with good air circulation and avoid misting.
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.