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.
In this way, 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.
Besides, 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.
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.
Use a sharp knife for cutting succulents that grow too tall so that the cut is not squashed. If you don’t have one at hand, you can also use (pruning) scissors, most succulents are tough. Make the cut as horizontally as possible in order to keep the cut and thus possible spot for dirt small.
A general rule of thumb is to repot succulents every two-years, at least as a way to provide fresh fertile soil. The best time to repot is at the beginning of a succulent’s growing season – this gives the plant the highest chance of survival.
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.