HINT #1 — Do not combine similar succulents.
The one time you can REALLY tell a succulent is fake is when you place it directly next to the same or similar variety. The two red-tipped succulents above are too similar. You can tell the succulent on the left has a bit more “light” and transluscense in the leaves.
Beside above, why do succulents look fake?
The three key factors that could divulge a fake succulent’s deceit are: leaf shape and texture, soil texture, and the planter it’s in. Each of the fake succulents we reviewed had some good things going for them, and each one had unique downsides.
Then, what are fake succulents made of?
The ultimate upcycled fake succulents! They are made from melted plastic soda bottles.
What is a faux succulent plant?
Faux succulents (also known as replica succulents or fake succulents) don’t have any of these problems! Succulents are generally a good choice for those seeking a low-maintenance, affordable plants that can live indoors. They store their water, so they can survive and thrive in warm, dry, indoor climates.
Follow these simple steps to get started.
- Step 1: Insert foam, and fill in empty spaces with moss. You’ll notice I didn’t fill the entire container with desert foam. …
- Step 2: Cover desert foam with moss until fully concealed. …
- Step 3: Insert faux succulent stems into foam bricks.
Probably best known of all blue succulents, Agave tequilana “Blue Agave” is a spectacular evergreen succulent native to Mexico. Its four-foot long lance-shaped leaves are blue-grey and have a brown central spine and sharp small spines at the edge of the leaves. The leaves form a six-foot-tall rosette.
Some succulents don’t live long but grow offsets to replace themselves. A great example is Chicks and Hens. The main plant only
|Jade Plant||70-100 years|
|Christmas Cactus||30+ years|
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.
Light. As with many succulents, donkey’s tail thrives best with lots of warm sunlight. If you’re choosing to house your plant indoors, opt for a sunny windowsill that boasts several hours of daily light.
One of the most fun plants around, this succulent is simple to grow. Outdoor plants may need winter protection with a light layer of mulch to protect them from cold. Plant the burro’s tail in full sun where there is shelter from drying and damaging winds.
Burro’s tail loves to bask in the partial sun or bright shade. This captivating succulent love bright light of four hours. Keep in mind that it the scorching sun will burn it; make sure to give it morning sunlight for better growth.