It’s very easy to overwater succulents since they come from dry climates and need less water than most houseplants. Water once a week in warm months and once a month in the winter. Make sure your plants are never in standing water, and always be sure to water the soil around your plants and not the leaves.
Accordingly, how do you figure out what kind of succulent you have?
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.
Keeping this in consideration, what is the rarest type of succulent?
This makes the Discocactus subterraneo-proliferans the rarest succulent in the world. This particular Discocactus is native to one region in Brazil and is nearly extinct because its natural habitat was cleared and plowed for small-scale agriculture and cattle ranching.
How big does a haworthia grow?
Should You Cut The Haworthia Stem? With stems able to grow to over 16 inches long, many haworthia owners like to cut the stems after flowering. Personally, I like to find out just how big the plant can get, so I leave mine to grow. Cutting the stem stops the haworthia from going out of control.
Succulents will grow long stems when they are not getting enough sunlight. This process is called etiolation, where they start to turn and stretch out in search of light, giving them a “leggy” appearance with a long stem and smaller, spaced-out leaves.
|Type||Growing Zones||Mature Height|
|Echeveria purple pearl, Echeveria gibbiflora ‘Purple Pearl’||9-11||2 to 3 inches|
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’||3-8||4 to 6 inches|
|Living stone, Lithops optica ‘Rubra’||10-11||.5 to 2 inches|
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’||3-8||4 to 6 inches|
Why is my Haworthia cooperi succulent dying? Over-watering is the most common reason why Haworthia cooperi plants die. Usually, you’ll notice that the fleshy leaves feel soggy or mushy and may fall off easily. Either hold off watering until the soil dries out, or replace the potting mix with fresh soil.
Repot haworthias every two to three years to freshen their soil, or whenever they spread to within 1/4 inch of their container’s edge. Avoid frequent transplanting since haworthias do not respond well to root disturbance.
Water. Because Haworthia store water so efficiently, they do not need to be watered very often. Only water when the soil has been completely dry for a number of days. This may be every two weeks, or in warmer months or warmer climates, it could be more often.