5 very unusual succulents
In cute pots or trendy florariums, on the walls, tables and window sills - succulents can withstand weeks without watering. They do not change their character and do not perceive conditions that are comfortable for most capricious indoor plants. And their diversity will allow everyone to find their favorite. Similar to stones, or to fancy flowers, or to extravagant sticks or lace, fashionable succulents have long been not limited to cacti and fat plants.
Succulents - hardy, vibrant and diverse
Succulent plants are usually associated with deserts and semi-deserts, where only the most drought tolerant crops that can store water survive. But indoor succulents are much more diverse. Among them you can meet the inhabitants of the highlands, accustomed to very cool temperatures and strong winds, and the inhabitants of the subtropics, and even the tropics.
The most famous of the succulents are cacti. Their spherical or columnar thick stems and a large arsenal of protective equipment in the form of thorns and hairs cannot be ignored. But cacti deserve careful consideration and special attention. Succulents are much more diverse in their growth form. Their leaves and trunks sometimes take on the most bizarre forms. In fact, the only “criterion” for determining succulents is fleshy tissue.
Ease of care is the main advantage and trump card of succulents. They are amazingly hardy and durable. Even inexperienced gardeners should not have any difficulties with representatives of fashionable succulents. If flowering from plants is not going to be achieved, then they are content with the same temperatures all year round. And the simplest cool wintering will also allow you to admire the beautiful and unexpectedly bright flowers.
Easily propagated by children, requiring minimal watering and a couple of fertilizing a year, well adapted, succulents - plants are really universal.
The most famous and widespread representatives of indoor succulents were introduced into the culture so long ago that they managed to survive a period of almost oblivion. Names of the genus Spurge (Euphorbia), Aloe (Aloe) and Fat woman (Crassula) many people today are not always pleasant associations. And completely in vain. After all, these familiar and familiar plants can be boring only if you choose boring species. Dozens of varieties and hundreds of varieties make it possible to find extravagant stars even for skeptics.
But only they are not limited to succulents.
For a list of the most unusual succulents, see the next page.