How to take care a Haworthia Succulent Plant

How to take care a Haworthia plant

Haworthia is a very easy growing succulents. Can grow in any conditions. It is one of the drought resistant, forgiving plants . It’s care is very easy. Like all succulents, haworthia need to have the soil dry out all the way to the bottom of the pot before more water is added. Then when you do water, […]

Important factors for growing succulents

Important factors for growing succulents

The two most important things about succulents are: Direct sunlight—succulents must have several hours per day of direct sunlight. Indirect light, even bright light, just doesn’t do the job. Certain genera, such as Haworthia (photo, above, at Malone’s Greenhouse, Charlotte NC) and Gasteria, do pretty well with 3 or 4 hours of direct midday sun, and bright light the rest of […]

Are succulents ideal for indoor growing?

Are succulents ideal for indoor growing?

Succulent plants are not ideal for indoor growing, especially at desks. Unless you have a sophisticated LED lighting setup, it is not recommended. Succulents need a lot of natural sunlight, ventilation and in some species even a differential in outdoor temps to ensure that they flower or produce more pups for the next season. A […]

How can succulents change color?

How can succulents change color?

Today succulents come with as many color as there are in nature, thanks to biotechnology and hybridization. There are succulents from the whitest white to almost black and every spectrum in between. However, what comes naturally in wild species is much more limited. This depends on the type of succulents, but the most commonly and ideally found color in nature are : Brown. Brown color is […]

Do succulents like to be fertilized?

Do succulents like to be fertilized

“Succulents grow thick fleshy leaves and stems that store moisture and nutrients. This ability allows the plants to thrive in dry conditions. Potted succulents often require less watering and fertilizer than other houseplant varieties, but the irrigation they do require flushes nutrients out of the soil, so they need periodic feeding. Too much fertilizer, especially high-nitrogen blends, increase […]

Easiest Succulents For A Newbie

Easiest Succulents For A Newbie

Succulents are a lot of fun to grow both individually and grouped together in desert vignettes, using shallow bonsai dishes or ceramic bowls, driftwood, rocks, and gravel. Place the plants in your sunniest windows. While some, like Haworthia and Gasteria, do well with 3 hours of sun, the colorful ones, such as Echeveria and Graptopetalum, prefer at least 4 hours, and spiny cacti need 5 […]

Succulents that can grow from seed and germinate

Succulents that can grow from seed and germinate

There are many different succulents speciesand different people might have different experience for various succulents and different growing conditions out there. Some of the easiest are: Buddha’s belly (Jathropa podagrica). This plant , like other jathropas, is very hardy, it requires little, and grows easily even in the poorest soil. Unlike other succulents, the seed itself is fairly large, about the size of a marble, […]

Do Succulents Need Full Sun Or Partial Shade?

Do Succulents Need Full Sun Or Partial Shade?

There’s a huge assortment of succulents, so you can find some that prefer dappled sunlight (or partial) and others that need full direct sun. Cacti, like those in the photo above, need the most sun. And those with lots of silver ”hair”, spines, or other trichomes are trying to shade their tissues, so give them the most sunlight, […]

The best method to propagate succulents

The best method to propagate succulents

Most succulents can be propagated from leaves and from stem cuttings. The stem of the plant in the photo also has roots sprouting from the stem. Many succulents will propagate from parts of a leaf, and some, such as Kalanchoe “mother of thousands”, small plantlets grow on the margins of the leaves. When they drop off, they […]

Why people are obsessed with succulents?

Why people are obsessed with succulents?

Low maintenance and hardy Some people may tend to take terrible care of plants like my cousins. They forget to water them. They forget to bring them in when it freezes. They live in Central Texas, where it’s usually hot and dry. They also like to have plants at their office desks. Succulents generally require […]