The best way to identify succulents is by their leaf shape and growth habit. Of course, fleshy leaves are what classifies succulents apart from other plants. Some succulent species have fleshy leaves that grow in a rosette shape, giving the plant a spiky look.
Hereof, how do I identify a succulent bug?
Scale. There are over a thousand species of scale, which vary in shapes, sizes and color. There are two groups of scales that commonly attack succulents: the armored scale and the soft scale insects. If you see small, brown bumps on your succulent, then you may have a scale problem.
Likewise, people ask, should you mist succulents?
Full grown succulents don’t actually like to be misted. They thrive in arid climates, so when you mist them, you are changing the humidity around the plant. This can lead to rot as well. Use misting for propagation babes to lightly provide water to their delicate little roots.
What is biting my succulents?
Mice, voles, squirrels and other rodents can eat and even steal your succulents. If you don’t notice anything during the daytime, rodents might be stealing or eating your succulents at night! While it is frustrating when animals bite and steal your succulents, they are just looking for food to eat.
Succulents attract spiders because they offer protection from predators, water for hydration purposes, and a place for them to create a nest. Many different species of spiders form webs around the base of succulents where they can’t be bothered. Use organic pesticides for treatment.
Pests such as mealy bugs, aphids, and scale love succulents, and ants love the honeydew these pests excrete.