succulent is the name for all of the cactus ike plants that do not have spines.
Succulents are incredibly easy and rewarding. They can go weeks without water or attention. For best results and optimum looks see watering guidelines below. Want to make more plants on your own? It’s easy! Take small tip cuttings and let them sit in the shade for a day or two. Then stick them in the same mix that you are growing in. Don’t water. Just put them in shade and wait for roots. Then you can water as per above.
Need fast drainage! You can use a succulent/cactus mix or Weidners' special succulent mix.
Most succulents can take sun, but some really prefer a bit of shade.
Feeding and Watering:
For best results and optimum looks here are some watering guidelines. In summer water once a week. Twice if it is very warm and the soil really dries out. In winter your succulents are really not growing and require only an occasional watering or if outside in the ground whenever it rains is OK. Too much water in winter will rot your plants. Do not let your succulents dry out to the point of withering. They need a little water! Feed in spring/ summer only. Any balanced liquid feed is good.
Many succulents bloom in the spring or summer. Flower colors vary.
Season(s) Carried at Weidners:
Container or ground?
Wonderful in a basket, container, or in the ground!
Mostly mealy bugs. Watch for them to appear in early summer. That is when mealy bugs are most active. Always test any spray on a small area first to be sure your plants are OK with it.
The links below are to the instructions we give out at the nursery. This page contains additional and expanded information.