Succulent identification: The aloe vera is a spiky succulent with easily identifiable bluish-green thick fleshy stems containing a gel-like substance. Look for tooth-like jaggy spikes along the pointed leaf margins.
One may also ask, what succulent looks like a tree?
Aichryson Laxum. Also known as Tree of Love, this succulent is a bit different looking. It resembles a tiny tree, hence its nickname.
Also, how do you find out 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.
What succulent is purple?
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!
Zebra Plant (Haworthia)
Take one look at a Haworthia and there will be no surprises as to why this variety of succulent is often called a zebra plant. While its shape and size are quite similar to aloe, which is toxic to cats and dogs, the zebra plant is perfectly pet-safe.
Graptosedum is a classic that’s fun and easy to grow. Yes, the name sounds like grapes, but this succulent actually resembles Echeveria. Graptosedum’s compact leaves spiral around the stem and create rosettes at the top. It comes in a wide array of hues from purple to orange to white.
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.
Echeveria can often be recognized by its gorgeous rosette-shaped with striking plump, spoon-like leaves. They usually have pointy tip but the edges of the leaf are smooth. Echeveria are polycarpic plant, meaning they bloom every year.
The simple solution is to move the plant to a southern exposure. But this still leaves that leggy party. Fortunately, leggy succulent plants can be topped, removing the part that is too tall and allowing new shoots to form and develop into a more compact plant.
Most succulents will grow “leggy” if they don’t get enough light. But those succulents that change colors when stressed are usually more light sensitive than others. Their reaction can be quick, putting out etiolated “growth” in a mere few days.
You can carefully remove the pups and offshoots, place them in a suitable potting mix and start a new plant that way. Removing offshoots from the mother plant improves its health by refocusing energy to the growth of the main plant instead of supporting its pups.