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.
Furthermore, how do you care for a spiky succulent?
How to Care for Succulents (And Not Kill Them): 9 Plant-Care Tips
- Make Sure Your Succulents Get Enough Light. …
- Rotate Succulents Frequently. …
- Water According to the Season. …
- Water the Soil Directly. …
- Keep Succulents Clean. …
- Choose a Container with Drainage. …
- Plant Succulents in the Right Soil. …
- Get Rid of Bugs.
Considering this, 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!
Echeveria are safe around pets and humans, although it’s not advisable to eat them. They are quite often used as ornaments on wedding cakes, although organically grown plants are suggested. Haworthia are non toxic.
Should You Cut The Haworthia Stem? With stems able to grow to over 16 inches long, many haworthia owners like to cut the stems after flowering. Personally, I like to find out just how big the plant can get, so I leave mine to grow. Cutting the stem stops the haworthia from going out of control.
Seeds. Sow seeds in spring or fall in a well-draining soil mix. Keep the soil moist until germination that usually takes one to two weeks. Transplant seedlings into individual pots after the first or second year.
Typically, if a cactus is under-watered, its body may look wrinkly and feel somehow “soft.” The spines (modified leaves) feel dry and may easily fall off. … In this post, we would like to share with you some of the common signs of a dehydrated cactus plant and how often you need to water your plant for it to thrive.
Watering: contrary to what new cactus keepers think, cactus require regular watering, at least during the summer. Only water again when the soil has dried out. Over the cooler months they may need only light watering every 3 to 4 weeks. Rate of growth: slow growing, can reach up to 2ft when fully grown.
As a general rule, succulents and cacti need between 10 – 14 hours of light a day. However, there are a lot of factors that influence the amount of light you should give!