Agave sp. These Mexican succulents grow large leaves with sharp points, and some varieties are grown to produce syrups for sweetener and tequila. These plants grow into massive rosettes up to 10 feet wide! Most gardeners will enjoy growing them for their soft foliage.
In this manner, how can I identify my succulent plant?
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.
One may also ask, what is the most beautiful succulent plant?
10 Most Beautiful Cacti and Succulents
- Jade plant (Crassula ovata) …
- Aloe vera. …
- Pincushion cactus (Mammillaria crinita) …
- Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) …
- Zebra plant (Haworthia fasciata) …
- Burro’s tail (Sedum morganianum) …
- Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x Buckleyi or Schlumbergera truncata)
Why is my succulent tall and skinny?
If succulents don’t get enough sunlight they begin to grow tall and stretch out. … While succulents are fairly slow growing, its amazing how quickly they seem to stretch when they aren’t getting the light they need. The technical term for this is etiolation. Some succulents will stretch less than others.
The stretched part of the plant won’t un-stretch, but new growth will once again grow more closely together. What is this? The only thing to do if you want to get rid of the etiolation I.e. stretched-out part is to cut your succulent down and propagate the cuttings.
Some succulents don’t live long but grow offsets to replace themselves. A great example is Chicks and Hens. The main plant only
|Jade Plant||70-100 years|
|Christmas Cactus||30+ years|
Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)
The saguaro cactus just happens to be the state flower of Arizona. It has a thick, tall fluted trunk that can grow up to 40 feet tall, and the branches have a span of anywhere from three to six feet wide.