Overview of Succulent Plants. and how they are grouped into families. More than 60 plant families split into some 300 genera, have evolved succulent species as an adaptation to limited availabiity of water.
In this way, what is succulent genus?
Succulent species include leaf, stem, and root succulents, and caudiciform types. Some very small, others grow into large trees. Other succulent genera in the Euphorbiaceae include Jatropha, Monadenium, Pedilanthus, and Synadenium. Most of these are shrubby to small trees and are leafy stem succulents.
Consequently, how do you categorize succulents?
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.
How often do I water Echeveria?
Generally speaking, count on watering once every week to ten days; however, small variables such as pot size and plant size may influence this schedule. It’s best to simply check your soil every few days and water when it is nearly completely dry.
They pull water out of the soil at a remarkable rate as they make new stems, leaves, roots and blooms. You may water them three times a week, depending on conditions like light and temperature. In the winter, succulents go dormant. Growing stops, so you’ll only need to water them once or twice for the entire season.
Other than that, easy plant to grow: partial sun, cool temperatures, well-drained soil. The sedums we chose have one thing in common: they’ll all survive indoors as well as out if you give them the growing conditions they like. Above: Sedum ‘Angelina’ yearns to be free (it is happiest as a ground cover in the garden).
Water regularly in spring and summer, allowing soil to totally dry out before you water again. Cut back on watering in fall and water lightly and infrequently in winter. As with many succulent types, overwatering is the primary cause of death among them. Fertilize lightly in spring.
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.
Crassulaceae: Crassula ovata, stem and leaf succulent.
Epiphytes may resemble many other succulents and even cacti, but they derive from a much different ecosystem. They originate in the tops of tall jungle trees, where they have an airy and well ventilated position.
The succulent Monocotyledons are an important group of plants and bulbs including the Aloe, Agave, Amaryllis, Pineapple, Dragon’s Blood Tree, Bluebell, Orchid and Yam families. The Orchids form the largest Monocotyledon family with over 20,000 species.