This little succulent plant welcomes spring each year with an early bouquet of delicate pink flowers. Not just amazing for their unique growing shapes, succulents can also add bright colors to your garden with their one-of-a-kind flowers.This compact succulent is aptly named Crassula 'Springtime'. With the majority of succulent plants blooming in the summer, this one makes a great addition to containers for a bit of early color. Flowers will begin to appear between late winter and early sprinread more
There are several plant varieties that are referred to as "hens and chicks." Sometimes it is difficult to tell them apart. Sempervivum and Jovibarba plants for example look almost identical, but their flowers are completely distinct. Botanists actually use a plants flowers more than the plant itself to distinguish/classify plants. See the difference in flowers below. The Jovibarba succulent flower is generally yellowish with closed petals. Sempervivum on the other hand have an open, starread more
Sedums and other succulent plants make colorful and impressive ground covers. People often want to know how long it will take their new plants to fill in an area. As a general rule of thumb, ground covers will spread an inch a month. This means that if you space your plants 6" apart it will take 6 months to get a solid mat of growth. 12" apart will require 12 months and so on. So, to figure out how many plants you need to cover an area you first need to figure out the area's square footagread more
See just how tough hens and chicks can be. Customers often want to know how long they can hold their plants before planting them again. We decided to perform a little test. We started with four similar plants and put them in situations that might arise when you can't get around to planting right away.
With time, even the best succulent container gardens start to look overgrown and bedraggled. Taking a few minutes to spruce up the plants can get your container looking fresh and new again. You'll want to start by removing all of the old growth from the pot. Save anything that you want to re-use. Cut the tips off succulents that grow on long, thick stems like tender sedum and graptosedum. Strip off the bottom leaves, leaving a few inches of bare stem. Echeveria, sempervivum and otherread more