Succulents

Succulents are plants which have fleshy leaves or stems capable of storing water. These plants are usually from arid areas where they developed their ability to survive long periods of time without rain due to their water storage system.

Succulents come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some grow upright, others trail. They can be as small as a few centimeters high and are most often seen growing in the well known rosette shape. This shape helps with water retention. 

These plants have a shallow root system making them perfect for low planters and can be easily planted together.

Care instructions:

  • Succulents enjoy bright light so a sunny windowsill or area where there is good natural light is available are the best for getting the most out of your plants.

  • Succulents prefer warm weather during the summer growing months but are happy in a cooler position during the winter.

  • Keep humidity low.

  • Fertilize every 3 weeks in the summer.

  • Water when the top 2-2.5cm of soil is dry. In winter reduce watering and water only when beginning to shrivel.  This winter resting period will give a greater likelyhood of blooms and longevity. These plants store the water they require in their leaves so dry soil is their preferred environment.

  • Use free draining compost.

  • If you wish to propagate a succulent this can be done by using a leaf or cutting or offset from the main plant.