How do I know what kind of succulent I have?

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.

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Likewise, what does succulent scale look like?

Scale. … If you see small, brown bumps on your succulent, then you may have a scale problem. These insects like to eat the sap of succulents, damaging the plants and making them susceptible to diseases. Remedy: Remove any visible insects you see from your plant either by hand or by hosing them off.

Also, 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.

In respect to this, how do you identify Echeveria?

Echeveria can often be recognized by its gorgeous rosette-shaped with striking plump, spoon-like leaves. They usually have pointy tip but the edges of the leaf are smooth. Echeveria are polycarpic plant, meaning they bloom every year.

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.

How do you tell if a succulent is male or female?

How do I get rid of scale on my succulents?

If your succulent is infected with hard-bodied scale insects, the simplest way to treat them is to just remove the branch or leaves that are affected. Sad, but safe. Just like mealy bugs, you can dab scale insects with a cotton swab or paint brush and some rubbing alcohol.

How fast does scale spread?

There are several stages to the scale insect life cycle, and the entire cycle takes about 7-10 weeks. It takes a few weeks for the eggs to hatch into nymphs (aka scale crawlers), and then another 6-9 weeks for the crawlers to mature into adults.

How do you remove scales from succulents?

Use cotton swabs or Q-tips to apply the rubbing alcohol directly on the insects. Most people use alcohol at full strength without diluting it. Rubbing alcohol shouldn’t harm the succulent. Instead of rubbing the alcohol on the insects, it’s possible to spray them.

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