Succulent Gardening: The Art of Nature

A thru Z | Aeonium | Agaves | Aloes | Cactaceae|
Caudiciforms | Cotyledons & Graptos |
Crassulas, Adromischus & Dudleyas | Echeveria |
Euphorbia/Monadeniums | Ficus & Fockea |
Gasteria~Haworthia | Kalanchoes | Mesembs |
Othonna~Pelargonium | Sansevieria~Sempervivum |
Sedum | Senecio | Specimen |






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CHECK DORMANCY TABLE above TO SEE WHAT IS GROWING & WHAT IS DORMANT

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We remove soil when we ship. Succulents are unlike other plants in that there are no issues
with a plant out of soil or kept dry for a week or more. Take them out of the box and put into
a pot with moist soil. As a general rule, plant in a pot twice as big as the root ball.

Regards watering: In winter, wait
a few days so the roots start reaching down for water.
How often you water depends on how quickly your soil dries out. Most important, don't overwater.

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Whether your plant has flowers depends on whether it is flowering at that time. A pot may be
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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.

SUCCULENT CARE table 1-2
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


SUCCULENT CARE table 2-2
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

Aloe care

Soil
I mix 1 part peat moss to two parts perlite and I provide good drainage which is crucial.

Fertilizers
I use a 20-20-20 water soluble fertilizer which is hooked up to my hose with a siphon available at most nurseries.

Watering
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.

Frost
Aloes do poorly in frost temperatures, so be sure to bring them inside in winter. Better to be warm than sorry.

Sun
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.

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