Succulent identification chart & growing info, climate zones, conditions, etc. for a wide variety of succulents

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General Characteristics

Succulents by their nature are drought resistant and prefer a coarse, well drained coarse gravely soil. However, most are very hardy and tolerant of our soils and growing conditions. For those that require special treatment, planting instructions can be provided.

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We grow several types of succulents: Cacti, Hens and Chickens (Houseleeks), short and tall Stonecrop (Sedum) and Yucca, as well as other unusual ones. The Cacti, Hens and Chickens, and short Sedums are all low growing and work well in rock gardens or ‘front of border’ in flower gardens. The tall growing Sedum and Yucca are good specimen plants for mid to back of flower beds.

Hen and Chicks

Succulents are considered by many people to be mainly foliage plants and are not noted for their blooms. Most do bloom, however, some in early summer, and many in late summer to early fall. Some blooms are very eye catching. Many are very attractive to butterflies. As foliage plants, succulents provide a unique texture and a wide variety of colors and variegation.

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Some succulents are evergreen and provide winter interests. For instance, hens and chicks being alpine plants, prefer cooler weather and many turn from green to shades of red during the colder months. Yuccas are evergreen and are quite striking, standing above the snow on cold winter days. The tall growing sedums all go dormant with the first hard frost. Cacti go dormant in the fall, turning gray green to brown until the warm spring weather returns.

There are several different groupings of Hens and Chicks. The two most common are Scientific Name: Jovibarba and Scientific Name: Sempervivum. Individual plants of the two look very similar. The difference is that Jovibarba grow chicks on very short stolens(stems) that make for a compact clumping plant mass. Sempervivums produce the chicks on longer stolens that allow the plant to slowly spread and eventually form a sizeable ground cover.

Sedum, in most cases, are easy to grow. Most of the low growing varieties spread slowly but given time will develop a dense mat. Others are clump forming. The taller varieties are all clump forming. To prevent them from being top-heavy at fall bloom time, you can trim them back by a third to a half in mid June. Sedums actually prefer poor soil and little or no fertilizer.

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There are several cacti that perform well in Zone 5 and will winter over outdoors. However they all require well drained soils for both summer and winter. Rock gardens or raised beds with coarse soil is best.

Succulents attract bees and butterflies when they bloom and are very disease and insect resistant.

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Succulents Description List

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Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements, as well as step-by-step projects, such as living bouquets and terrarium ornaments.

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This is the essential reference for landscapers, home gardeners, and anyone looking for a thorough introduction to the perfect plant for modern times.

 

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StarPack Premium 3 Piece Mini White Ceramic Succul...

StarPack Premium 3 Piece Mini White Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot Set with Bamboo Bases

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  1. BEAUTIFUL, STYLISH MINI SUCCULENT POTS - Set of 3 mini white ceramic succulent pots, adorable for your table top or windowsill, or to create a beautiful, minimalist, tea-light candle display.
  2. SMALL AND PERFECTLY FORMED - Each pot measures 2.6" in diameter X 2" tall, and features a drainage hole and bamboo tray - PLANTS NOT INCLUDED
  3. QUALITY YOU CAN COUNT ON - Like all StarPack products, these pots are made with durable, quality materials and are easy to store and clean
  4. FREE CARE INSTRUCTIONS GUIDE TO SUCCESSFULLY GROWING SUCCULENTS'
  5. FULL STARPACK WARRANTY - Full refund or replacement if you are not satisfied with your purchase
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Shop Succulents | Unique Collection of Live Succul...

Shop Succulents | Unique Collection of Live Succulent Plants Hand Selected Variety Pack of Mini Succulents | Collection of 5

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  1. INCLUDED IN PURCHASE | (5) Hand selected succulents of different varieties. Each succulent may vary from pictures shown. Succulents come in 2 " square pots fully rooted in soil.
  2. WATERING NEEDS | Water 1x/week. During dormancy (winter), 1x every 2 -3 weeks. Completely soak the soil, then dry out completely before watering again. Do not use a spray bottle as water on leaves could cause damage.
  3. FERTILIZING NEEDS | During the growing season, a balanced fertilizer, which has been diluted to 1/4 strength, can be added to the water for each watering.
  4. SOIL | SUN | POTTING | Use well-drained soil. Regular potting soil or dirt won't do. Use cactus soil/mix potting soil with sand/pumice/perlite. Approx 6 hrs of sun per day. Gradually give plant more sunlight each day.
  5. HEALTH GUARANTEE | We strive to provide the highest quality plants delivered. 30-day Health Guarantee. If plants arrive damaged or unhealthy, we will issue a full refund or replace your plant.

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100 pcs/bag Real mini succulent cactus seeds rare succulent perennial herb plants bonsai pot flower seeds indoor plant for home

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  1. Essential For Any Garden.Germination Rate: 73%
  2. It usually takes around 1-3 Weeks to Dispatch. Please Check the Delivery Time Before Making Purchase(s)
  3. This item does not ship to India. Please check other sellers who may ship internationally
  4. Buy 2 Get 2 Free Exclusively on the same variation

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Jomass Owl Pots 25 InchFlowing Glaze Succulent PotsOwl Planter/Mini Ceramic PotsSmall Flower/Plant/Cactus/Bonsai Container with Hole 6Pack

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  1. Material:made of ceramic,ceramic pots are breathable and good for your plants to grow.
  2. Package Include: 6 pcs different design succulent planters.Plants not included. Size: about 2.2 inch x 2.6 inch.
  3. Cute Design owl pots for plants :those attractive little owl planters are perfect to decorate your balcony,windowsill,dinning table,office desk and room,adding fun to life.
  4. Good Gift Idea:Adorable animal planter is good gifts choice for kids,parents,friends,clients,schoolmates or colleague for any festival. They are used as mini pots for succulents, flowers pots,bonsai pots,cactus plant pots,air plant pots,mini style fake flower pots,even as pen container and etc.
  5. Each owl pots for plants is with a hole at the bottom and hole mesh pad to stop soil from leaking out.Buy with confidence.The mini flower pots are protected well.If there is any damage,pls don't hestitate to contact us via email to resend for free or refund.
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Shop Succulents | Radiant Rosette Collection of Live Succulent Plants Hand Selected Variety Pack of Mini Succulents | Collection of 12

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  1. INCLUDED IN PURCHASE | (12) Succulents of different varieties--all growing in rosette formations. Each succulent may vary from pictures shown. Succulents come in 2 " square pots fully rooted in soil.
  2. WATERING NEEDS | Water 1x/week. During dormancy (winter), 1x every 2 -3 weeks. Completely soak the soil, then dry out completely before watering again. Do not use a spray bottle as water on leaves could cause damage.
  3. FERTILIZING NEEDS | During the growing season, a balanced fertilizer, which has been diluted to 1/4 strength, can be added to the water for each watering.
  4. SOIL | SUN | POTTING | Use well-drained soil. Regular potting soil or dirt from your yard won't do. Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite. Be sure your containers have drainage holes.
  5. HEALTH GUARANTEE | We strive to provide the highest quality plants delivered. 30-day Health Guarantee. If plants arrive damaged or unhealthy, we will issue a full refund or replace your plant.

Fat Plants San Diego Live Succulent Plant Variety ...

Fat Plants San Diego Live Succulent Plant Variety Collection

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  1. 4 inch succulent variety packages available in 2 plants (2 package quantity) 3 plants (3 package quantity) 4 plants (4 package quantity) 6 plants (6 package quantity) and 8 plants (8 package quantity) Succulents will arrive in plastic growers pots. Planters will vary in size between 3.75 and 4.25 inches.
  2. Guaranteed no duplicates in packages up to 8 plants.
  3. Fat Plants is a California licensed grower and nursery
  4. Your plants are collected from the greenhouse within 12 hours of packaging. We ship our plants directly to customers, avoiding delays on a warehouse shelf.
  5. Plants may vary from pictures shown as succulents are selected based on season, size, health, and readiness. Plant measurement will vary as different species grow in different ways: for example, some grow wider, shorter, taller, trailing etc.

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SUNE 5 in Set 22 Inch Container Planter Ceramic Flowing Glaze Five Color Base Serial Set Succulent Plant Pot Cactus Plant Pot Flower Pot Perfect Gift Idea

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  1. New SUN-E collections!Ideal for adding a dash of refreshingly modern design to your home,Great Gift - this ceramic pot can serve a variety of purposes. Perfect gift for family and friends who love succulent plants with a green thumb or keep it in your own home for a touch of clean, modern style in your living space.
  2. Material:Ceramic(Made of top-quality clay and baked in high temperatures);Package content:5pcs*Pot.
  3. Approximate Size: 2.2 x 2.2 x 2 inch (L x W x H).
  4. A simple and sleek contemporary petite Beautifully glazed with elegant, attractive color plant pot.Gardening props, suitable for decorative gardening,desk,bookshelf,dinning table,living room,hosting room and everywhere.
  5. Decorations and plants are not included.Handmade products,color may vary.

Ginsco 7pcs Succulent Transplanting Miniature Fair...

Ginsco 7pcs Succulent Transplanting Miniature Fairy Garden Planting Gardening Hand Tools Set

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  1. Ships from US.
  2. This 7pcs garden tool set is perfect for all your garden needs, such as digging, weeding, loosening soil, aerating and transplanting.
  3. Work very well for succulent plants, bonsai plants and indoors for small plants.
  4. A perfect gift for gardening lover.Easy carry and lightweight.
  5. 250 ml watering bottle
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Fat Plants San Diego Miniature Living Succulent Pl...

Fat Plants San Diego Miniature Living Succulent Plants in Plastic Planter Pots with Soil

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  1. NO DUPLICATE VARIETIES: Packages up to 20 succulents will not contain more than 1 of any given cultivars. Unique and healthy succulent plants are hand selected from our greenhouse the day they ship, minimalizing the time spent in a dark box. We do not guarantee the exact plants in the product photo as our selection varies based on time of year, temperature, availability, health and size of the plant.
  2. EASY TO CARE FOR: Succulent plants require minimal care. Bright light, well-draining soil and minimal watering is required to keep your succulents happy. Most do well in temperatures that do not drop below 40 degrees as outdoor plants and almost all will do well indoors with bright light from a window or a grow lamp. Our plants are greenhouse grown and will need to acclimate to full sun, please refer to our free e-book that accompanies each order for more information.
  3. SHOWERS, WEDDINGS, GIFTS, PARTY FAVORS: Our 2 inch fat plants work great for wedding or home décor, shower decoration or party favors. Use these miniature plants as place settings, take-away gifts or just to brighten up any room.
  4. DISH GARDEN PLANTS: Cactus and succulent plants make excellent dish garden additions, bring life to fairy gardens, and are therapeutic. Watch your children plant their own gardens and learn about succulents as they grow, flower and duplicate. Most succulents are easy to propagate and a fun and exciting way for kids to learn about plants.
  5. FAT PLANTS SAN DIEGO: a family owned, California licensed nursery and grower.

Shop Succulents | Assorted Collection of Live Succ...

Shop Succulents | Assorted Collection of Live Succulent Plants Hand Selected Variety Pack of Mini Succulents | Collection of 20

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  1. INCLUDED IN PURCHASE | (20) Succulents of assorted varieties. Each succulent may vary from pictures shown. Succulents come in 2 " square pots fully rooted in soil.
  2. WATERING NEEDS | Water 1x/week. During dormancy (winter), 1x every 2 -3 weeks. Completely soak the soil, then dry out completely before watering again. Do not use a spray bottle as water on leaves could cause damage.
  3. FERTILIZING NEEDS | During the growing season, a balanced fertilizer, which has been diluted to 1/4 strength, can be added to the water for each watering.
  4. SOIL | SUN | POTTING | Use well-drained soil. Regular potting soil or dirt from your yard won't do. Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite. Be sure your containers have drainage holes.
  5. HEALTH GUARANTEE | We strive to provide the highest quality plants delivered. 30-day Health Guarantee. If plants arrive damaged or unhealthy, we will issue a full refund or replace your plant.

Organic Succulent & Cactus Soil Mix by Perfect...

Organic Succulent amp Cactus Soil Mix by Perfect Plants 4QTS

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  1. 🌻 FRESH, ORGANIC - Specially Formulated Succulent Soil Mix provides the perfect balance of air and moisture while retaining nutrients
  2. 🔎 PROFESSIONALLY MIXED - By the growers at Perfect Plants, for proper DRAINAGE and DRY CONDITIONS that SUCCULENTS LOVE
  3. 🌬 AERATION - Expands Soil Space so Roots Can Grow
  4. 💙 MIX INCLUDES - Organic Peat Moss, Composted Pine Bark, Perlite, and Lime!
  5. ✅ EASY ZIP, RESEALABLE BAG - Perfect for storage and reuse.

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