All About Succulents

Caring For Succulents in Winter in Australia

Australia is a vast continent with varying climate. Some parts are tropical and subtropical, some desert and dry, some temperate and some cold temperate with freezing temperatures and snow in winter. Succulents can survive in the great majority of Australia without much care, though in some regions they will need a little bit of help to stay alive. In the tropical and equatorial parts of Australia such (Northern QLD, Northern NT & Northern WA), not much needs to be done in terms of special care as the temperatures over winter are pretty much ideal for succulents. The only problem may...

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Which Succulents Can Be Grown Indoors?

Despite the popularity of succulents many people know surprisingly little about them and assume all succulents are the same. To some extent, a large number of succulents are the same in the sense that they are hardy, can survive in poor soils and spread quite fast. But then there are those that are the exact opposite and need a bit of extra care to thrive. One of the biggest mistakes people do with succulents is trying to grow the sun loving types indoors as house plants. This often ends in death and shrivelled/mushy or extremely stretched plants. While succulents might...

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Echeveria

Echeveria is one of the most popular succulent genera out there. The rosette shape and variety of colours has made it a go to plant to beautify gardens and pots. The Origins of Echeveria This large genus of flowering, succulent plants originates from Central America, South America and Mexico. They are mostly found in semi-deserts and with their fleshy leaves are equipped for long periods without rain. Nowadays, there are many hybrids created by enthusiast and botanists by cross pollinating Echeverias with succulents of another genus, such as Agave or with other Echeveria species. Characteristics Echeverias typically grow in a rosette...

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Caring For Succulents- Misconceptions and Myths

Over the years of growing and selling succulents, I have heard many misconceptions and myths people have about these intriguing plants and how to care for them. Number 1: You can't kill succulents While caring for succulents is, for the most part, easy and they really are very hardy plants, succulents can most certainly be killed. Even if you have a green thumb.  A succulent is a plant that has the ability to store water in leaves and stems. Due to this, they can cope with hot weather and very little water. In autumn and winter hardly any extra water,...

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