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, what is the most common type of succulent?
Echeveria types are probably the most common succulent genus, containing a vast diversity of species and their hybrids. Echeveria elegans is an evergreen decorative succulent that forms in a tight rosette. This small plant is the best for rock gardens and also for indoor succulent collections.
One may also ask, what is the name of this succulent plant?
- Aeonium. Rosettes typically resemble big, fleshy-petalled daisies. …
- Agave. These rosette-shaped succulents are native to the Americas. …
- Aloe. Dramatic flower spikes are hot hues of orange or yellow. …
- Cactus. …
- Crassula (jade) …
- Echeveria. …
- Euphorbia. …
Do succulents need sun?
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
There are a wide variety of succulents and some of them do well indoors and some do well outdoors. A lot can depend on where you live and what the climate is like. Remember that succulents do not want a lot of moisture and will likely not thrive as well in very humid areas as they will in dry, hot and arid climates.
Mini succulents are in the cacti plant family, with fleshy, water-storing stems/leaves which enable them to use water very efficiently. That means they’re low maintenance and hard to kill, even if you forget to water.
As important as choosing the right soil, too much sunlight can kill these plants. And since (as previously noted) aloe plants are succulents—yes, like our beloved bunny succulents—they thrive in partial sunlight.