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.
Just so, why is the stem of my succulent red?
Succulents turn red because of extreme conditions such as sun exposure, extreme temperatures, under-watering, inadequate nutrition and poor soil. Basically, succulents change colors when they are under stress. That change in color is an adaptive response to the changes in the environment.
Subsequently, what succulents are red?
9 Ravishing Red Succulents
- Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Chocolate Sundae’
- Echeveria agavoides ‘Romeo’
- Crassula capitella ‘Red Pagoda’
- Sempervivum ‘Red Lion’
- Aloe ‘Christmas Sleigh’
- Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’
- Euphorbia trigona ‘Royal Red’
- Mammillaria spinosissima ‘Red-Headed Irishman’
Do purple succulents exist?
Purple is a beautiful color. It’s also the best color when it comes to succulents! There are so many different types of purple succulents, that you’ll never run out of options for your garden.
The Senecio Vitalis succulent plant should be watered a few times per week. It prefers soil that is not too dry, but it will also survive if you forget to water it for two weeks in a row. Place the pot or container on pots of rocks so they have good drainage and can’t spill over while watering them.
If your succulent’s leaves are turning red, orange, blue, or purple, it means that your plant is a little stressed! Succulents produce pigments called anthocyanin and carotenoid in response to environmental stressors like intense sunlight and heat.
Succulents need bright sunlight all day or at least 6 hours a day to become “stressed” and display their bright colors. If you grow succulents indoors, south-facing windows are a must to allow your plants to receive enough sunlight, grow healthily and maintain their vibrant red/pink color.
The main reason why a cactus turning red is due to excessive sunlight. The second reason why cactus leaves turn red is insufficient watering. … Besides, the cactus can turn reddish if there is a lack of magnesium or if there is a root problem. Even a lack of sunlight can cause a cactus to turn red or reddish-green.
Take a look at the shape of the leaf when identifying flowers by their leaves. The leaf shape can be round, oval or oblong, lance shaped or elliptic. The pattern of veins in the leaf can also help you figure out the type of plant you are dealing with.
A great option for identification is an app put together by my friend Jacki at Drought Smart Plants called Succulent ID. You can look at different genera of succulents or search through photos based on characteristics of your succulent.