Blog: News About Succulents

Euphorbia succulents

Euphorbia are mostly cactus like succulents with white sap that can irritate skin and even cause blindness. Use gloves when handling them and clean up sap with alcohol , not water. Included in this group are crown of thorns, pencil cactus, Madagascar palm, and many that look like cacti. Many smaller euphorbia can be grown… Continue reading Euphorbia succulents

Summary of Info on Succulents and Cold Weather in Florida

Adenium ex. Desert rose will not tolerate below 45 F;   Agave – no problem;   Aloe- brief frost OK;   Crassula ex Jade -will not tolerate frost;   Echeveria – no problem;   Euphorbia ex Christmas cactus- will not tolerate frost;   Gasteria – will not tolerate frost;   Gratoveria – brief frost OK;   Haworthia – will not tolerate frost;   Hoya… Continue reading Summary of Info on Succulents and Cold Weather in Florida

Senecio- strings and sticks +

Senecio is a genus with many different succulents ranging in appearance from straight stick-like plants such as the beacon plant to strings of pearls to larger short stemmed bushes. The smaller ones are mostly slow growing and tend to be more expensive. They tolerate a range of lighting conditions, are prone to rot easily, and… Continue reading Senecio- strings and sticks +

Sempervivum

Sempervivumcommonly called ” hens and chicks” is another succulent which forms small tight rosettes. They tolerate a wide range of lighting from bright sunlight to indoors but since they  hug the ground ,they are very prone to rot if the soil stays too very prone to rot if the soil stays too wet. They tolerate… Continue reading Sempervivum

Echeveria

Echeveria are usually small tight rosettes with triangular tips on chubby leaves. They grow well indoors in a window sill or in shade outdoors and since they sit very low on the soil are subject to rot if overwatered or if the soil does not drain. They stay small indoors but can grow into mounds… Continue reading Echeveria

Kalanchoe

Today’s succulent is Kalanchoe. There are many varieties and they grow well in Florida. Most have clusters of bell-shaped flowers. I have a large variety in my big container of succulents in my yard that has pale gray/green leaves with purple marks. I have others with serrated pale green leaves and of course” mother of… Continue reading Kalanchoe

Haworthia

Today’s succulent is Haworthia. These are small slow growing succulents that are happy indoors with low light. I find them very attractive especially the varieties with very fat leaves such as Fat Albert ( Haworthia comptoniana) and the tiny light green chubby (Haworthia cooperi). Everyone loves the Zebra plant with white stripes ( Haworthia fasciata)… Continue reading Haworthia

Crassula – Jade and others

9 days til our Giant Plant Sale – Today’s succulent is crassula, the most common being the jade plant. It also has varieties that are very interesting. One is ET jade and another is wavy or curly jade. Jade can be propogated from a leaf quite quickly or by cutting off branches and letting them… Continue reading Crassula – Jade and others