Succulents are a fascinating and diverse family of desert plants. With over 500 known species, there is an astonishing array of shapes, sizes, textures and almost every colour imaginable.
Growth habits are tremendously varying, as well, with some forming rosettes, others with cascading round round leaves, mounds of shiny discs, or tiers of pointed crowns. Their name comes from the Latin, ‘sucus’, meaning juice or sap, because these marvelous plants store water in their plump leaves and stems.
In the wild, they survive harsh conditions by gathering moisture from dew, mist, and fog. As companions in your home, they require very little care, and offer endless possibilities for textural displays.
how this nature nurtures you
These marvels of nature purify the air, and provide wonderment and joy with their beauty. Succulents’ ability to thrive in hostile conditions make them symbols of endurance and tenacity. They remind us of the importance of self-care, and that preserving our own reservoir of strength will help us to weather the storms we encounter in our lives.
how to nurture your nature
ORIGINSucculents are found on every continent except Antarctica
WATERSoak thoroughly, then allow the soil to dry out 75-100% before rewatering
LIGHT17-30 degrees Celsius
TEMPERATURE18-25 degrees Celsius. This is from a warm climate so find a warm sunny spot in your homes. Avoid cold drafts.
HUMIDITYThey prefer to gather moisture through their leaves, rather than their roots. Mist regularly, or set on a pebble tray filled with water.
TOXICITYNon-toxic to humans and animals
FERTILIZERFeed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer. Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.
Many varieties are very easy to propagate from leaf cuttings, and some even produce baby plants, or ‘pups’. These can be gently separated from the mother plant to grow on in their own pots to expand your collection or give as gifts!
Watch this video to learn how: