Native to South Africa and Mozambique, Crassula Ovata ‘Jade plant‘ is probably one of the most recognizable succulent plants out there. Their popularity is no surprise due to this plant’s versatility and ease in care. Crassula Ovata ‘Jade plant’ produces star-shaped, white or pink flowers.
Keeping this in consideration, how do I know what kind of succulent I 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.
Then, why is my succulent growing a long stem with flowers?
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.
What is purslane flower?
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is an annual trailing plant that grows in many countries because it thrives in poor soil. … Purslane is commonly called pigweed, little hogweed, fatweed and pusley. Purslane is often found thriving in the cracks of sidewalks and driveways even during summer’s heat.
Animals that ingest this succulent may experience vomiting, an upset stomach, and (rarely) tremors, but cats may also show signs of drunkenness after ingestion. If clients are wondering about succulents that are nontoxic to their furry friends, you can recommend this sampling: Blue Echeveria.
Here’s what to look for to know that your succulent is overwatered: Soft, mushy, translucent leaves–An overwatered plant will have soft, mushy leaves that may also appear shriveled. … Leaves turn black–If the overwatering continues, the leaves will start to rot and you will see them turn black.
Full grown succulents don’t actually like to be misted. They thrive in arid climates, so when you mist them, you are changing the humidity around the plant. This can lead to rot as well. Use misting for propagation babes to lightly provide water to their delicate little roots.
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.
As an indoor plant in cooler climates, kalanchoe grows best in full sun or bright indirect light. This plant needs a very well-drained soil. Water thoroughly but let dry between watering.
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe spp.), one of the prettier flowering succulent houseplants, is hardy outdoors in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 to 12. When grown indoors, they provide months of colorful blooms if properly tended.
Known as wan zi qian hong – meaning thousands and millions of red and purple in reference to its small flowers – the kalanchoe is an easy plant to grow and is said to bring wealth and prosperity.