Succulents

Succulents with flowers

Succulents with flowers

Succulents with flowers require special attention. They are native to Peru, Mexico, Venezuela and the southern United States. However, they are currently grown in various parts of the world; an essential condition for their flowering is to grow in a fairly mild climate; alternatively you can opt for a cultivation inside heated greenhouses. It is advisable, during the winter, to place them in dry and covered areas; in fact they cannot bear rain or excessive humidity. The temperature must never drop below 5 degrees. The flowering period fluctuates, for most of the specimens, from March to September; take care to water the plants only when the soil is completely dry. There are many varieties that feature thorns; they need to be wetted even less often. It is also necessary to have a lot of patience as succulents, with or without flowers, grow very, very slowly.

Succulents with yellow flowers


Among the succulents with flowersyellow we have the species called Aeonium; this plant has very fleshy leaves with purple hues. Its flowers are yellow and have the shape of a star. Another succulent plant with yellow flowers of the same shape is Sedum; the plant reproduces easily by cuttings, requires scarce watering and is ideal for growing in gardens and balconies. Its leaves have reddish shades, while the yellow inflorescences are characterized by a spike arrangement. The flowers of the famatinensis plant of the genus Lobivia are beautiful; its flowers are a real show; the body of the plant is entirely covered with short thorns and can even remain in bloom for the entire calendar year if exposed to the right temperature, which must never be below 10 degrees.

Succulents with pink flowers


The succulent Crassula ovata has pink flowers; it comes from southern Africa and can reach considerable dimensions thanks to its shrubby habit. It has fleshy green leaves and star-shaped pink flowers; this specimen needs a lot of light and a minimum amount of water. Mammilaria also has bright pink flowers, whose shades can vary from candy pink to fuchsia to purple. Its name refers to the particular shape of the tubercles; the plant is native to Mexico and has a halo full of long thorns. There is also the so-called hairy mammilaria. The inflorescences of the Aporophyllum, characterized by thin stems and elongated buds, and of the Ariocarpo, a very particular plant, are always pink. The body of this plant is often hidden among the rocks, given its small and squat size. It can remain in the dark until spring, because its large and luxuriant flower certainly cannot go unnoticed. Very beautiful, so much so that it looks like a real bouquet, is the Calancola; its flowers are very small but very numerous.

Succulents with red flowers


A succulent plant native to South America is the Christmas cactus; its red flowers develop during the December holidays; to flourish, however, it must receive the appropriate care. In fact, it needs a rather humid climate and regular watering provided, however, that there are no stagnations of water. Place the Christmas cactus in a very bright area without excessive temperature changes. The flowers of Chaemecerus, belonging to the Lobivie, are orange-red. The plant develops in width in fact it can reach 30 cm; it has very short but dense spines and is covered with soft hair. The flowers appear during the spring season and are very large. Another succulent plant with beautiful red flowers is the Jatropha podagrica, native to Central America, with medical properties. In its native places it can remain in bloom all year round and, unlike other plants, it prefers areas in the shade and not directly exposed to sunlight. Finally, the Lobivia shaferi develops bright red bell-shaped flowers. Their life, however, is rather short, they only last a few days.

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