Succulents are a group of plants with fleshy leaves. Succulents make excellent houseplants. They can also serve as decorative plants that are part of an outdoor display.
The Properties Of A Succulent
There are many plant varieties that are classified as succulents. A succulent stores water within its leaves. The water storage provides a succulent with its fleshy structure. Most succulents are green in color.
If a succulent becomes stressed, parts of its leaves may turn purple, pink, or red. Stress occurs when a plant is placed in an environment that it is not accustomed to. Succulents prefer warm, arid climates.
When a succulent is exposed to frigid temperatures, the leaves of the plant will freeze. This could lead to a plant dying.
A succulent is able to reproduce sexually and asexually. Sexual reproduction requires pollination, whereas sexual reproduction occurs when a leaf falls off of a plant. Roots will eventually grow from the leaf.
If you are interested in purchasing some succulents, read about some of the popular varieties that can serve as houseplants or outdoor plants. Many succulent plant varieties are featured at garden centers during the spring.
All of the materials needed to grow succulents may be available for purchase at a garden center. Retail products that will be needed for the succulents include heat lamps, soil, pots, and planters.
Review the care instructions that are attached to the containers that each succulent plant comes in. These instructions will inform you about the ideal location where a succulent should be transplanted.
If you live in a region that experiences cold weather for some months, create an indoor succulent display. An indoor display should be one in which your plants will receive adequate sunlight.
If you would like to add the plants to a room that does not have direct access to sunlight, you will need to set up a heat lamp. This type of lamp will allow you to control how much light and warmth your succulent plants receive. Potted plants that will be displayed indoors will not require the soil within their pots to be altered.
If you decide to transplant succulents outdoors, purchase gardening soil. The soil can be added directly to the flowerbeds where you will be featuring the succulents. The succulents can also be transplanted into hanging baskets and trays that will be featured on your home's front porch.