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.
In respect to this, do succulents vine?
While some of the succulent species form an upright body, some of them have pendant stems. Stems are either formed by the multiplying row of leaves or sometimes they are in the form of a vine.
Regarding this, are there any climbing succulents?
String of Bananas (Senecio Radicans)
The Senecio radicans is a vining succulent that can grow up to three feet long. It has green and pointy leaves that cascade each of its stems. Its leaves are also fleshy in appearance with translucent sides.
Is there an app to identify succulents?
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.
Don’t worry though! There is a way to get back to a tight, compact garden again. Start by cutting off the top of the succulent using sharp scissors (I love, love, love this pair! … Once the end of the cutting has calloused over (dried out completely and looks “scabbed”) you can plant it in soil and begin watering it.
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.)
Most succulents will grow “leggy” if they don’t get enough light. But those succulents that change colors when stressed are usually more light sensitive than others. Their reaction can be quick, putting out etiolated “growth” in a mere few days.
As we can conclude from the above, aerial roots aren’t necessarily bad. They just mean your succulent is trying to fulfill a need. This need can be natural (in ground-covering plants and plants that grow pups) but it can also be caused by a care issue (etiolation, lack of water).
It is best to cut off the bloom stalks once the plant is done blooming. Use sharp pruning shears or scissors and cut the blooms stalks off as close to the plant as possible without damaging its leaves. Once you trim off the bloom stalks, you can continue caring for your plant as is.
The succulent is one of nature’s most efficient plants. Left to its own devices, the plant will find a way to regrow. This makes the succulents one of the easiest plants to propagate. Once the leaves are separated from the plant, they need to be kept to dry.