A succulent. You may not be able to name them, but if we do, you’ll recognize them. The Aloe Vera, Echeveria and Senecio are the three most famous succulents. Although there are really many other types of succulents.
Since there are so many species of succulents, they are actually found all over the world. There is an exception for Antarctica. The soil there is simply not fertile enough for succulents. Fortunately, Antarctica can compensate for not having succulents with a lot of beautiful nature.
Taking care of succulents
Succulents are perhaps the most easy houseplants there are. They don’t struggle about their location, don’t think plant nutrition is important and they’re not a fan of water either. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
A succulent plant can be placed on a site with half shade to direct sunlight. Although not all succulents can withstand direct sunlight. We therefore recommend the one in between: indirect sunlight. In that case, you will always be in the right place.
As far as water is concerned, this also varies greatly from species to species. Although each species needs more water in summer than in winter. That’s good to remember. If we had to recommend one directive? Once a month in summer and every 2 months in winter. Of course, the amount of watering depends strongly on the species of succulents!
The propagation of a succulent plant is very simple. In principle you don’t need any supplies, just a flowerpot with fresh soil around the cuttings.
Grab the succulent. Turn or cut off the leaf that you would like to propagate. You can put the leaf on the earth. It is important that you don’t water the cutting! After a few weeks you will see that roots and sometimes even extra leaves are being developed.