If you don’t have green fingers make succulents your go-to plants. They’re hardy, water wise and definitely on trend. Here are 7 succulents anyone can grow.
Jelly bean plant (Sedum pachyphyllum)
Plant these succulents in tricky areas of your garden, they need very little care and attention.
Zebra plant (Haworthia attenuata)
Zebra Plants are perfect for indoors and work well on windowsills as they like sun and bright light.
Porkbush / Spekboom (Portulacaria afra)
Porkbush, or spekboom, is an easy to grow shrub that absorbs carbon.
Panda plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)
The panda plant produces fuzzy, bell-shaped flowers in spring and summer. However, it rarely flowers indoors.
Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
Jade Plants are considered to be symbols of good luck.
Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)
Ghost plants love full sun but will also grow in partial sun.
Plush plant (Echeveria pulvinata)
Never let water sit in the rosette of the succulent as this can cause rot and fungal diseases that could kill the plant.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SUCCULENTS:
- Rather give plants too little water than too much.
- During winter, water only enough to keep the leaves from shrivelling. The most common reason for the plant dying is overwatering.
- Place in bright light rather than deep shade.
- Feed when the plants are in flower.
- Use unglazed pots that allow excess moisture to evaporate.
- Ensure that the container has wide drainage holes in the bottom.