There are thousands, if not tens of thousands of succulent varieties and more hybrids are being created every day. It’s no surprise that we’re not familiar with all the individual types, but there are some that are more common.
I want to give you a little insight into the specific care needs for those individual plants. Even though the basics of caring for succulents is the same, they all tend to be fairly drought tolerant. It’s not identical.
Why Succulents fare differently
Some succulents are going to tolerate temperatures well below freezing. They can grow in four-season climates. Others like it a little bit more tropical or humid or warmer.
Some can tolerate really extreme heat whereas others can’t. Some like full sun, some like shade. Even though you might know the basics of how to care for succulents, the specific varieties that you purchase might vary depending on where you live. Some succulents are gonna grow better for you than others. Some take a lot of work in order to keep them alive, and others are gonna grow effortlessly.
Some that are fairly common and easy to find. A few that are a little bit more unusual or unique like string of dolphins.
If you know a little bit about the specific plant, just those basic things like how much light, what temperatures can it tolerate and even what different succulents can I combine it with. This will allow you able to keep those succulents alive a lot better.
Obviously this is not an exhaustive list. There are thousands of other succulents. Just give you an idea of what to look for when you’re purchasing succulents.
Why succulents is not growing well
Why a particular succulent is not growing well for you. For example, if you’ve been trying to grow a beautiful Echeveria Perle Von Nürnbergin your house. It’s probably not looking so great. Unless you have a really great grow light on it. It likes full Sun and if you live in Arizona, and the temperatures get to be well over a hundred. It’s also not gonna do very well. It needs a really temperate climate and temperatures that stay between 50 and 75 or maybe up to 90 degrees.
Some succulents are great for beginners. They grow well indoors but they’re not gonna do well in a lot of bright sunlight.
Every growing environment is different. For example in Phoenix, it’s really hot and dry. Growing succulents even indoors, it’s gonna be a little bit different, than growing them in Florida where it’s really hot and humid.
If you share your experiences with your like-minded succulent lovers, that’s gonna help you and other succulent lovers learn more about these plants and have more success. It’s all about figuring out what succulents work for you. How you need to adapt their care needs. To where you live and then just being willing to try something new.