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In general plants that are dormant and have lost their leaves do not transpire and so do not need water.
To have healthy roots, water every couple of weeks. It is very important is to keep your tools clean. Spray
with alcohol after treating a plant with a problem. On plants with thick leaves I sometimes wash them with very hot water.
|Name - Family||
Aloes - Asphodelaceae
Echeveria - Crassulaceae
Crassula - Crassulaceae
Kalanchoes - Crassulaceae
|Watering||Moderate water, little in summer||Spring & summer, little in winter||Spring & summer, little in winter||Spring & summer, little in winter|
|Sun||Full sun to light shade||Light shade to full sun||Light shade to full sun||Bright shade, light sun|
|Origin||Africa, Madagascar, Arabia.||Mexico to northwestern South America||South Africa||Malaysia, Africa south of the Sahara desert, Madagascar, India .|
|Propogation||Offsets and seeds||Offsets, Cuttings and Division||Stem Cuttings||Stem and Leaf Cuttings|
|Growing season||Winter grower||Summer Grower||Winter Grower||Winter Grower|
|Name - Family||
Sedum - Crassulaceae
Senecio - Asteraceae
Euphorbia - Crassulaceae
Aeoniums - Crassulaceae
|Watering||Spring-Fall||March-Septemberr once a week, October-Feb once every 2-3 weeks||Light in summer, dry in winter||water weekly during growing season, fertilize once a month|
|Sun||Full sun to light shade||Full sun to light shade||Light shade to full sun||Bright shade, light to full sun|
|Origin||Northern hemisphere||South West Africa, Canary Islands||Africa and Madagascar||Northern Africa|
|Propogation||Cuttings and seeds||Offsets, Cuttings||Stem Cuttings||Stem Cuttings|
|Growing season||Winter grower||Winter Grower||Summer Grower||Fall and spring Grower|
I mix 1 part peat moss to two parts perlite and I provide good drainage which is crucial.
I use a 20-20-20 water soluble fertilizer which is hooked up to my hose with a siphon available at most nurseries.
If you are uncertain as to how dry your plants are and whether you should water, get a water meter. It is worth a small
investment. Remember It is better to underwater succulents then to overwater. Too much water will rot your roots.
Water lightly in summer as Aloes are winter growers.
Aloes do poorly in frost temperatures, so be sure to bring them inside in winter. Better to be warm than sorry.
I give my younger aloes some shade. Sun will help mature plants flower. The sun turns many succulents a red color which is
atractive but not so friendly to their skin. I prefer shading my succulents for a bright green color.