How can I identify my succulent plant?
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.
What kind of succulent has flowers?
Most echeverias bloom in late spring to early summer but are known to blossom in fall as well. Aloe vera typically blooms in summer, but can certainly blossom at other times of the year – several blossom in autumn and winter. Jade, kalanchoe, rhipsalis, and some hoya also bloom in autumn and winter.
What does it mean when a succulent grows flowers?
Succulents need water to form flower buds and produce new growth. If they don’t get it, they deplete the stores of water in their tissues that they need to survive drought. They live but do not thrive.
Should I let my succulents flower?
You can leave the bloom stalks alone but they really start to look unattractive as they continue to dry up. It is best to cut off the bloom stalks once the plant is done blooming. While getting succulents to flower is not a priority when growing succulents, it sure is a treat to see a happy bloom from them.
When should I cut my succulents flowers?
Trimming succulents grown in-ground outdoors is best done in early spring just before new growth begins; year-round tropical species can be pruned nearly any time the weather or indoor temperatures are warm. Prune flowering varieties while dormant in the winter, or soon after blooming.
Should you let succulents flower?
Should you remove flowers from succulents?
While the unusual features of succulents mesmerize every sight, some of the plants overly sprawl, outgrowing from your container or garden space. Since most of these plants can seal off the trimmed points, it is always best to cut off the diseased, dead, or broken stems, flowers stalks, and leaves.