Succulents are very drought hardy plants that are often uses for indoor gardens. They are easy to grow and also easy to root for new plants using the stems, offsets, leaves and cuttings . Succulents is definitely an ornamental vegetation due to their stunning and uncommon look. Unusually it really is used to retain normal water in arid areas or earth conditions, however, these days and nights, folks are utilizing it his or her ornamental vegetation since it is able to thrive on minimal drinking water options.
For succulent propagation, the parts are normally separated from the plant and started in a soil medium. Sometimes, the propagation is done while the plant is attached to the mother plant, as is the case with air layering of very large plants, but normally leaves are most commonly used for propagating succulents.
I love succulents because they are easy to grow and care- free. They are great if you don’t have time to fuss over a plant. Crassula happily oblige and even produce blooms in later winter. They produce flower clusters that look like tiny bouquets of daisies. Bloom color can range from light to dark pink, some have a salmon/orange tint.
These flowering shrubs are called succulent plants because they store their water in their trunks, stalks and leaves. This allows them to get by with little water. All that stored water can make them susceptible to rot if they sit in a pool of wet dirt. Let the soil dry out between watering to keep them happy. Crassula are best grown in USDA Zones 9b – 11. Normally, mine are able to take a light frost for a few hours. This year we had freezing nights for a few days in a row and the top 1/3 of my plants became frozen and brown. The stalks that survived are now sprouting new leafs. They need overhead protection in winter if you are in a cold area. They also have a better chance of surviving frost if the plants have been kept on the dry side.