Also question is, is there a plant that looks like cabbage?
Flowers that look like cabbage heads are called ornamental cabbage (brassica oleracea). Planted in the fall and winter when many of the summer blooms are fading or gone, they add often striking colors of red, purple, pink and green to the garden. The leaves have attractive textured and ruffled leaves.
One may also ask, how do I know 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.
Why does my succulent look like a tree?
Lack of Sunlight
Succulents stretch out when they aren’t getting enough sunlight. You’ll first notice the succulent start to turn and bend toward the light source. Then as it continues to grow it will get taller with more space between the leaves.
Ornamental cabbage is the term used for types with broad, flat leaves that are edged in a contrasting color. Ornamental cabbage and kale grow approximately one foot wide and 15 inches tall.
The plant with the large smooth leaves is considered the ornamental cabbage while the plant with the fringed ruffled leaves is considered the ornamental kale. They are considered an annual which means they will not grow back the following season.
Most grow about 18 inches tall and wide, so use them in the front of beds or as borders around other ornamentals or edibles. Give them full sun to part shade in hotter climates. They need moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil where the pH measures from 5.8 to 6.5.
For an easy and attractive container planting, place an ornamental cabbage or kale in the center and pansies around the edge. Or try them with other plants that can tolerate light frosts, such as Swiss chard, snapdragons or petunias.
The most common reason for brown leaves on succulents is sunburn or sun damage. If you’ve recently moved your plant to a bright location, or if you’ve recently had a heatwave or intense heat and you notice your plants have brown spots on their leaves, these spots are equivalent to sunburn.
The reason succulent leaves shrivel is because they are not receiving enough water or there is too much moisture around the roots. Shriveling leaves is the first sign of an under watered succulent. … Succulents should be watered once every 1 or 2 weeks with a good soak to avoid shriveled leaves due to under watering.
The best way to tell whether your succulent is being over or underwatered is by the appearance of the leaves. An underwatered plant will have wrinkly, shriveled up leaves whereas an overwatered plant will have soft, mushy, almost translucent leaves.