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.
Also to know is, 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.
Furthermore, what is the function of the thick leaves on a succulent plant?
The reason that most succulents have the thick, rubbery, leaves is so that those leaves can store the water for use when the plant needs it but is not readily available in the soil. Often, with many succulents, if you break open the leaves you can see a moist, fleshy interior loaded with stored water.
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.
Almost any type of succulents can be paired together, but still, you should consider several things when making succulent arrangements. … If all succulents in an arrangement have the same care requirements and grow during the same season they will work together very well.