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.
Additionally, why are my succulent leaves flat?
As the plant start losing its water storage, the bottom leaves start to dry out first. Some plants will also start dropping dried up leaves to conserve water and energy for survival. Leaves feel soft and flat–When touched, the leaves will feel soft and flat. The leaves will lose their plumpness and firmness.
One may also ask, 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?
Echeveria ‘Dusty Rose’ is one of the purple succulents that form fast-growing rosettes of wide, powdery violet leaves. The beautiful color of these succulents only gets better with more sunlight!
When succulents are getting too much water, their leaves start to look like shriveled fingers that have been in the jacuzzi too long. If overwatering continues, leaves will often turn brown as they rot completely then begin to fall off.
In general, succulents need at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day to keep them happy. They love being in bright and sunny locations. Succulents that do not receive enough sunlight will exhibit problems such as elongation or etiolation, where the plants stretch to seek more light.
Signs Your Succulent Has Been Overwatered
The first sign of overwatering to watch for is discoloration and change in the leaves’ form. You’ll notice the leaves becoming translucent, soft, and squishy, and unlike those that have been under-watered, they will be dropped by the plant rather than recovered.
Shriveled paddle leaves and drooping growth are usually signs of overwatering a flapjack succulent. Paddle plants don’t like sitting in soggy, overly-damp soil. Excessive soil moisture quickly leads to root rot, and the succulent will start to die.
Indoor plants perform best in bright light. However, avoid direct light during the summer months, as too much intense light may scorch the plant. Paddle plant prefers temperatures between 60 and 85 F.
The paddle-shaped leaves of Kalanchoe luciae are edged with red or pink. … Kalanchoe luciae starting to bolt. Flapjacks flowering in Southern California. If protected over the winter and given enough light, flapjacks will bloom in late winter to early spring.