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.
Also question is, what are mini succulent plants?
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.
Moreover, why does my succulent have thin leaves?
Your plant doesn’t get enough sunlight. You’ll see this in succulents as they grow without much sunlight that they get smaller and smaller and taller and taller and the leaves begin shrinking and losing color. The only thing you can do is prune the stem near the root base, leaving just a few leaves.
How do you tell if a succulent is male or female?
A general rule of thumb is to repot succulents every two-years, at least as a way to provide fresh fertile soil. The best time to repot is at the beginning of a succulent’s growing season – this gives the plant the highest chance of survival.
How do I keep my succulents small? By planting your succulents in small pots and placing them in a dry and cool environment, they will stay mini longer! Watering them less frequently and placing them in the indirect sun will also aid the plant to stay small.
Mini succulents can stay in small pots anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, or even years. It all depends on the type of plants you are using and the care they are receiving. Eventually, they will begin to outgrow the tiny pot as they continue to grow. … It is upto you how you want the plant to look aesthetically.
Make Sure Your Succulents Get Enough Light
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.
You can definitely plant succulents very close together and they will be just fine. When planting succulents close together they grow more slowly so they maintain the original design of the arrangement better. It can be trickier to water them when they are close together.
When & Where to Plant Sedum
Light: Sedum (or ‘stone crop flower’) do best in full to part sun. While taller hybrids need full sun to flower their best, creeping types will grow fine in part shade. Soil: Sedums like a very well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH.
Although sedums are rapid spreaders, they are not invasive. Because they are shallow rooted, they can be easily lifted and moved. And they will overwinter in most planters—provided there is ample drainage—and emerge from dormancy in early to midspring.