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Simple Succulents


Succulent Plants :

The succulent plants are also known as fat plants or simple succulents. Technically, they are water-retaining plants that are adapted to arid conditions. Succulents store water in their leaves, roots and/or stems.

How to identify them

a) See if it has thick leaves or stem where it might be storing water. b) Feel the flat part of its leaves and if they are smooth and soft, its a succulent. c) See if it looks like cacti or Aloe Vera(two common succulents).

Succulent plants care… Here are some tips to take better care of your succulents.

Temperature

Succulents do not like being in colder temperatures. Protect these plants from frost and snow, which will kill them.

Light

Succulents need a lot of sunlight. They prefer indirect light to the direct, so provide them with bright, filtered, indirect light by either keeping them indoors and near the window or if you grow them outdoors, grow them under the shade of trees, just like in the wild.

Water

You can not over-water your these plants. Watering them twice or thrice in a month would be alright.

Fertilizer

Too much fertilizer can be worse than none at all. Use a low nitrogen fertilizer at about ½ to ¼ the recommended rate. Succulents perform equally well without any fertilizing if light, water and temperature conditions are good for them. Using organic fertilizer is always an ideal choice when compared to synthetic ones.

Here is a list of a few common succulent plants:

Aloe Vera Jade Plant Ponytail Palm Bitter Aloe Miniature Pine Trees Medicine Aloe Maltese Cross All cactus species Moonstones Air plant Molded Wax Aloe Mother of Pearl Plant

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