Instagram’s favorite plant—the Monstera deliciosa—is a large houseplant with stunning large fenestrated leaves that instantly adds a tropical feel to any room. When grown indoors, the plant can grow up to 10 feet tall, with leaves up to three to four feet long.
Correspondingly, what species is my succulent?
The best way to identify succulents is by their leaf shape and growth habit. Of course, fleshy leaves are what classifies succulents apart from other plants. Some succulent species have fleshy leaves that grow in a rosette shape, giving the plant a spiky look.
Keeping this in view, 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.
How do you fix stretched succulents?
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.
|Type||Growing Zones||Mature Height|
|Echeveria purple pearl, Echeveria gibbiflora ‘Purple Pearl’||9-11||2 to 3 inches|
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’||3-8||4 to 6 inches|
|Living stone, Lithops optica ‘Rubra’||10-11||.5 to 2 inches|
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’||3-8||4 to 6 inches|
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.
Australia has almost no native succulents; except for a few barely fleshy weeds, unlike the well-known rich diversity of succulents in Africa. This has been a long-standing and widespread view.
While they appreciate a lot of light (and very few survive in full shade), most succulents need sun protection, especially if the temperature hits the 90-degree-mark, or if they’re small. Varieties that are solid green, pale, or variegated are most in danger of sun burn.
There are no cacti native to the Australian continent but introduced ones have naturalised since colonial days. There are however two notable examples of Australian native plants that are often mistaken for cacti or being very cactus-like in appearance. They are Daviesia euphorbioides and Lawrencia helmsii.