Blue Spruce Sedum

Sedum reflexum, also known as Blue spruce sedum, is a succulent perennial native to Europe, slow-growing but very dense, and can reach 10 inches. It is an evergreen plant with oval and thin leaves, with a soft light green texture; these develop on a narrow stem forming little compact rosettes; they are fleshy and somewhat coarse. Despite being a plant that grows wild, it is highly appreciated in an ornamental way thanks to its beautiful yellow and gold flower bouquets beautiful flowering.

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These usually appear mainly during May, forming dense clusters filled with their tiny yellow star-shaped flowers. Its main ornamental uses include being used as vegetation to cover walls, fill borders, or rockeries. Thanks to its remarkable capacity to withstand such environments. Being a succulent plant does not require too much care, and it withstands drought very well. It is a plant that is not very suitable for growing in pots if proper care is not taken.

Blue Spruce Sedum is a surprisingly hardy plant. It can resist frost. It tolerates well the salinity of the soil, medium drought, and vegetates well in poor, well-drained, stony, dry dirt with a particular sandy texture. The Blue spruce sedum is a plant that grows naturally in stone landings or stony grasses and can be home-grown in habitats that simulate nature. We must plant it in siliceous substrates so that it adapts and grows healthy. Sedum reflexum can be grown in a rich and poor substrate in nutrients; this will not significantly affect its physiological development. The only essential thing is that these substrates need to have good drainage since the only danger that this plant will run is suffering from excess humidity. It is necessary to avoid the excess water in the substrate to prevent rotting.

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Weather Conditions

This succulent requires a sun exposure that depends on its climate, and its east is temperate; it can have direct and constant exposure. It can always be in full sun, and although it resists drought and intense heat well, we must be attentive to watering during spring and summer if it is in full sun. Keeping it hydrated during these times is beneficial as it stimulates its flowering and maintains its healthy leaves. It can also grow in places with a lot of indirect light, especially in more tropical climates. It is recommended to have partial shade during the noon hours. This plant’s need for direct light means that it can develop etiolation quickly; that is, its stems will begin to lengthen in search of direct sunlight.

This etiolation process can significantly affect the health of our Sedum reflexum and cause it to weaken. In addition to suffering from etiolation, this succulent will not present any flowering if kept indoors without direct sunlight exposure. These factors make us note that it is not suitable to be kept indoors unless it is in a well-lit room where it can receive direct sunlight for a few hours a day. During the spring, we can cover it with some light compost. This Blue spruce sedum is not a plant that requires pruning in the sense of the word. All we have to do is check our Sedum reflexum periodically and keep it clean of any wilted stems, leaves, and flowers.

When grown in tropical climates, high temperatures encourage stem growth and flowering to be much more frequent. In these hot, tropical climates, it has a steady increase, unlike in temperate climates. In these more temperate environments, its growth is a little slower; also, it suffers from a total paralysis in its development in the winter seasons. Despite supporting low temperatures well, if they are below 32°F, the plant may not withstand them and dies. Its ideal temperatures are between 95 and 77ºF.

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Watering

Depending on where it is grown, Blue Spruce Sedum requires moderate watering throughout the year. This request should be more frequent in summer and spring since the substrate tends to dry much faster, especially in full sun. During the autumn and winter seasons, where there are relatively low temperatures, we must reduce our succulent watering. Keeping the dirt regularly moist can cause rotting of the leaves, stems, and roots. So it is recommended to stall until your substrate is completely dry. Even leave one or two more days before watering again. We must avoid wetting the leaves, stem, and flowers directly at the time of watering, we only need to soak the substrate around the stem, and voila, our Sedum reflexum will be hydrated.

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Cultivation

Our Blue Spruce Sedum can be multiplied by merely employing seeds and cuttings. We must let the leaf or stem cut dry until the plant generates a callus in the cut area. When this happens, we must plant it in the recommended substrate and water it only when it is dry. These transplants should only be done during the spring since it is the most significant plant activity.

We must prepare a pot or a hole in the ground for the seeds, ensuring that it has good drainage to avoid any excess water. We fill it with the substrate, water the seeds with a prudent separation between them, and then cover it with more substrate and water. After fifteen days of planting them, the seeds begin to germinate. When planting the Sedum reflexum, we must do so with a prudent distance that is not very long but is not very close.

The ideal time to do this is during the months from October to February. These are good options, but thanks to the fact that this succulent produces abundant children, it is best to very carefully remove one of these “children” from the mother plant and place it in a separate pot. In time, it will grow into a mother plant and will have children of its own. This technique is the one of the fastest and safest way to multiply this succulent.

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Diseases

It is a plant that strongly resists many pests and diseases. Some cases are affected by a plague, such as cochineal, or by an infestation of ants. Still, it is easy to remove. However, we must be careful of pathogenic fungal pests that can rot their leaves and stems. We must take care of snails and slugs since they tend to feed on Sedum reflexum and leave it reduced to just a nibbled branch. Also, some birds find this succulent incredibly delicious and will attack it every time they can. We must be vigilant for any of these cases to act in time, change our plant’s location, or spray it with an insecticide to avoid further damage.

Pink Succulents

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Succulent plants are available in a range of shapes, colors, and sizes. They are popularly known as drought-resistant plants or desert plants. You may find a chance for a variety of green colors when people think of succulents. In reality, in a rainbow of colors, we can find succulents. One of the colors that you can have a lot of preferences is the shades of pink.

If you’re not already an experienced professional gardener, the chances are that at some point, you’ve attempted to grow at least one succulent. Whether you got one as a gift or you were attracted to a super cute plant in the shop. Now, why can’t you think of something new for your windowsills with cute pink succulents that have recently gone up in popularity?

We were also educated in the simple joy of a houseplant, which can enhance your mental and even physical well-being. We are all about letting the neurotic plant dad of our household spearhead the treatment of the ivy of our devil, complete with handwritten calendar notation for his beloved “Archie.” to track watering days and plant food reorders.

Pink succulents are growing in popularity these days, at least according to search results. They search for distinctive accents that add character to their spaces as shoppers spend more time in their homes than ever before. Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy Trend Expert, shares that pink succulents not only add a refreshing pop of color to any room but are also a low-maintenance option for beginner plant parents.

What are the pink succulents?

Maybe you’re accustomed to having pink flowers, now what about pink plants? For lovers of pastels, these pretty pink succulents are fine. This article will give you the very best of the pink plant to add to your set, whether you prefer a robust pink plant or just a touch of pink.

Pink succulents are merely beautiful to look at, and depending on the amount and strength of light they get, they change colors. On their own, pink succulents look fantastic, and they also match beautifully with other succulents from various color spectrums.

If a combination of color and succulent fascinates, you must realize that all shapes and sizes come from the plants. For several, color is the essential element of the plant when purchasing succulents. That’s usually because of particular colors that make people feel a certain way, so we wanted to encourage you. If you like the appearance of pink succulents, then this article is for you!

Pink succulents

Anacampseros telephiastrum ‘Variegata.’

These grow in clumps, native to South Africa. It usually remains short and thin. Their leaves vary in color from green, pink, and purple. Along its stems and around the plant’s leaves, they have white threads or hair-like growth. These succulent prefer well-draining soil and are prone to fungal diseases if left sitting in damp soil. Bright but filtered light is required.

Its name might not precisely roll off the mouth, but it’s so eye-catching that the extra effort is worth it. The ‘Variegata’ (also called ‘Sunrise’) Anacampseros telephiastrum has a beautiful pink color. This color fades to lime green near the top of the plant and some of the leaves in the middle.

This plant needs partial sun, so be careful where you put it. This plant isn’t known to be a frost tolerant plant. During winter, it must be taken care of. Then pay attention to the weather if you want it to expand to its fullest potential.

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Pink Moonstones Pachyphytum

To several, the Pachyphytum Oviferum or Pink Moonstone has initially been from Central Mexico. Some varieties of the plant are considered to be more pinkish, which appear to be more blue or lavender. This is a chunky succulent with leaves mainly encoded with the farina or silver firm. Although the rosettes are small, it is typical for this succulent that there is nothing to worry about.

It’s obvious to see how the name derives from Pachyphytum oviferum ‘Pink Moonstones’. Each leaf has the appearance of a smooth, rounded, pale grey stone blushed with a soft pink color. This succulent fun will make a lovely friend’s gift, and it’s an enjoyable addition to your own indoor garden as well. This succulent can stay compact, making it a perfect desk companion. It is usually just four inches tall.

The plump, oval-shaped succulent leaves of moonstones differ in shades of pink, purple, mauve, and blue-green. They prefer bright sunshine. They need well-drained soil. Enable the soil in between watering to dry out. They can withstand moderate frost.

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Crassula’ Calico Kitten’

Native to South Africa, this cute trailing succulent is known for its varied, heart-shaped leaves. Stems can achieve lengths up to 12 inches. In a hanging planter, this plant makes an excellent addition to any garden. The delicate leaves have pink leaf margins and are green and white.

Crassula Calico Kitten is a beautiful plant with multicolored leaves that are colorful and heart-shaped. The leaves are a mixture of various shades of color, from light green to yellow-green. When exposed to the full sun, they turn a dark purple. The plant trails and looks impressive in the baskets that hang. They create white flowers. These need well-drained soil. Water only when there’s dry soil. Care can be problematic at the beginning of this plant, but they harden over time and proper care.

Crassula pellucida subsp. should be searched for by fans of hanging succulents like burro’s tail and a string of pearls. ‘Variegata’ marginalis (but you can call it ‘Calico Kitten’). With plenty of sunshine, it has pink-tinged, heart-shaped leaves that can turn even pinker. It will only grow about six inches tall, but a hanging basket or a container garden has trailing stems that add light. The ‘Calico Kitten’ in the center of each cluster of leaves may also grow tiny white flowers.

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Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

Perle Von Nurnberg is an intriguing succulent with pink highlights with grayish colored leaves. The leaves are coated with powdered farina, and the rosettes can reach a diameter of up to six inches. The plant produces yellow and pink flowers on long-stemmed stalks during the summer. These plants are active in the summer. They, therefore, produce a pink and yellowish flower at this time.

This is a hybrid echeveria that is very common due to its beauty and hardiness. Rosette-shaped, grayish-blue leaves with a hint of lilac and pink. With the amount of sunlight it gets, the purple and pink hues intensify. It produces bright pink coral flowers that are attractive. In the partial shade with plenty of sunshine, this echeveria likes a sunny position and will do well. This plant will do well in well-drained soil.

Though it would look cute as a houseplant, it would do better if planted outside in a rock garden or container once the weather warms up in spring. Eventually, it can reach around eight inches tall, and in summer, it can grow tiny clusters of pink flowers.

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Kalanchoe’ Pink Butterflies’

The ‘Pink Butterflies’ are also widely known as Kalanchoe. The succulent is considered to be a colorful multicolored variant of the Kalanchoe x Houghton. The plant’s key characteristic is the leaves, most of which are dark green with brown dots. The plant’s edges are surrounded by delicate flowers that look pink.

When it’s well-taken care of, Kalanchoe’ Pink Butterflies’ can be very beautiful. This succulent form, like the other succulents, requires traditional watering. The best form of irrigation is this succulent soak and dry process. Yet, to avoid overwatering, the succulent should be handled. In the spring, this succulent form is a rare one that blooms. You will love pink or red flowers when it blooms.

With fleshy, spotted green leaves tinged with yellow, Kalanchoe’ Pink Butterflies’ is dramatically succulent. This plant develops tiny pink rosettes along the edges of each leaf that look like sleeping butterflies. This plant can grow a foot or taller instead of smaller succulents, so be sure to give it plenty of space.

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Sedum rubrotinctum’ Aurora.’

Sedum rubrotinctum’ Aurora’ has thin, light green, pinkish mauve leaves in the form of a jelly bean. When exposed to more sunshine, the pink color intensifies. They grow yellow, colorful flowers. Sedums are plants that go very smoothly and need very little care and attention. Provide plenty of sunshine and soil that is well-drained. These are some of the most comfortable leaves and stem cuttings to multiply from.

It is because of its colorful leaves and fun-looking shape. With pink tips, each leaf stands about 2 cm long. It is native to Mexico and expects to see Yellow While colors when it flowers.

The shape of its plump, colorful leaves gives this herb its moniker. Each leaf has a length of about two centimeters and is green with pink tips. The stems can grow to about six inches, but the plant can spread up to 36 inches.

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Graptoveria ‘Bashful’

Graptoveria’ Bashful’ is a species with dense, plump leaves that are pale apple-green in color and rose-pink hues on the tips to form stemless rosettes. When exposed to more light, the pink shade on the leaves intensifies. Bright, sunny areas and a well-drained potting mix are favored.

Graptoveria Bashful is a succulent sun lover with stemless, clump-forming rosettes of dense, chubby and minty green leaves. It transforms from direct sunlight and cool temperatures to a shiny, transparent pink. It will lose its coloration and fade to its original green if it develops in the shade.

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Graptopetalum pachyphyllum’ Bluebeam

Graptopetalum Blue Bean Pachyphyllum is a hardy succulent plant and a low maintenance plant in general. They are simple to look after, evolve, and spread.

It is one of the few succulents that have a light, pleasant fragrance. Color changes, according to distinct rising environments, are another impressive feature. As an indoor houseplant or outdoor garden plant, this cool succulent is fitting.

Pachyphyllum Blue Bean Graptopetalum prefers plenty of suns to look their best. Low-growing mini rosette clusters form a cute miniature succulent with tiny, tight, plump leaves that are light blue-green with pinkish-red tips. With sun exposure, cooler temperatures, and stress, the pink color intensifies. They need a well-draining potting mix. Water only when there’s dry soil.

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Graptopetalum Paraguayense (Ghost Plant)

Native to Mexico, they produce rosettes with tight, large leaves when exposed to full sun. These are plants growing fast. They grow white and yellow star-shaped flowers. They like sunny areas or light and a well-draining potting mix.

Although many plants are referred to as ‘Ghost Plants,’ this one is unique. It features triangular leaves that can be very beautiful in a rosette pattern. Although pale blue or purple is mainly the color, there is enough pink in the plant to be called a pink plant. The trick is to provide ample sunlight for the plant; then, it will be pinker.

There are lovely trailing rosettes on this Graptopetalum, ideal for a hanging pot. These graptopetalums will turn yellow-pink when grown in full light but will be bluish-grey in shadow.

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Graptosedum’ Francesco Baldi’

This is a hybrid type of plant. It is a merge between Graptopetalum Paraguayense and Sedum Pachyphyllum is Graptosedum’Francesco Baldi.’ Graptopetalum paraguayense (Ghost Plant) looks very similar, except that the leaves are narrower and plumper. It forms rosettes with stems that, as they grow, spread, spread, and extend.

The leaves are broad and supple, with light blue-green, powdery blue-grey, and lavender-pink pastel shades. The plant forms bright star-shaped flowers. These are simple to develop and retain. They need plenty of sunlight and a well-draining potting mix.

You should expect it to grow up to about 12.5 cm (5′′) in diameter and around 15 cm (6′′) tall as the plant matures. The plants’ main characteristic is the leaves, which are usually green but can change color when adequately stressed. It will yield yellow flowers when the plant eventually flowers.

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Crassula Perforata (String of Buttons)

Crassula perforata (String of Buttons or Necklace Vine), native to South Africa, are very attractive succulents that sprawl and stack as they grow on top of each other. They have thin, tight leaves around their stem that tend to spiral. The leaves’ color is pale, bluish light green, and lined with pink to reddish pink edges. When exposed to even more light, the pink color intensifies.

At first, the plant grows straight up, then sprawls and appears as it matures to spill out of the container. Their length can be over 1 ft. (30cm). I never get tired of waking up to admire my button string. Who could resist beautiful plants like this? In bowls, hanging baskets, and almost everywhere you stick them in, they are so pretty and look amazing.

“String of Buttons” is a succulent shrub. It grows inside well, and in terrariums, it does well. Facing each other, the triangle-shaped leaves expand and spiral around the stem, causing it to look stacked. If provided enough light, the grey-green leaves can have a pinkish tint on the edges. In the spring, look for pale yellow flowers.

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Crassula Pellucida (Calico Kitten Crassula)

This is a beautiful plant with multicolored leaves that are colorful and heart-shaped. The leaves are mixtures of various shades of color, from light green to yellow-green, with different and multiple shades of pink and cream. When exposed to the full sun, they turn a dark purple. The plant trails and looks amazing in the baskets that hang. They create white flowers. These need well-drained soil. Water only when there’s dry soil. Care can be problematic initially for this plant, but they harden over time and with proper care.

These beautiful succulents look fantastic, whether as centerpieces or as part of a more significant collection or design. They’re the ideal addition to a palette of spring colors, but they still look excelalent year-round. Perhaps it’s time to consider a plant in your new favorite color: pink! If you’re trying to add a splash of color to your succulent set.

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Cutest Succulents: Living Stones (Lithops)

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A touch of character with an element of surprise is what you can expect from living stones. These little succulents known as Lithops plants are small and absolutely adorable. Lithops is both a singular and a plural, so don’t go searching for a Lithop if you want one.

Typically, they grow to about an inch above the surface of the soil. The rest of the plant is underground. They appear unassuming, often split into a cloven shape. In fact, if you do not know what to look for, they will be easy to miss. Living stones have two leaves that are thick and padded. They are the masters of camouflage which is how they have earned their name. Numerous colors, spots, and little stripes can be found on the upper surface of the leaves. There are at least 145 different types to choose from. Their resemblance to stones is uncanny.

These cute succulents originate from South African deserts, where they can easily grow amidst sand and rocks. They do best in areas where the weather is exceptionally hot and needs very little water.

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Unique Features of The Living Stones

It would be a challenge for anyone to kill this plant, even if one does not have a green thumb. It all comes down to nutrients and water, which this plant barely requires. Very little is lost from the surface area of this succulent as most of it is underground. Having only two leaves also minimizes the surface area of the plant. In fact, some Lithops can grow and stay alive with fog or mist being the primary source of moisture.

The Lithops have no stem, and the leaves are like storage tanks for the plant. It is the leaves that ensure that the plant can stay without water for months. When experiencing a drought, these plants are able to stay alive by shriveling and shrinking below the soil level. When the succulent seeds, these seeds can remain viable for months since they need minimal moisture.

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Growing Your Cute Succulents

The sandier the soil, the better if you want your Lithops to thrive. These plants are light lovers. Bright sunlight is ideal. Full-on exposure won’t damage them, though a little shade in the afternoon is advised. If you want to keep them indoors, you should make sure they are close to a south-facing window so that they can get the most light. Four to five hours of direct sunlight is what they need each day.

If you start out with your Living Stone succulent indoors, you should not transplant it to grow outdoors later. This is because being indoors makes them lose resistance to bright light. If you move them outdoors, the leaves of these cute succulents will burn, and they will die. During the winter, ensuring that these plants have adequate access to light should be a priority.

Check out this guide on “How to Successfully Grow Indoor Succulents” for a guide on growing your Living Stones indoors.

The most surprising and endearing feature of this plant is its flower. Flowering happens in autumn or in early winter. The flowers are in various colors including pale orange, yellow and white. They resemble daisies, looking like small clusters of perfect bouquets on the ground. The unique feature of these flowers, they are only open in the afternoon when it is sunny and hot. When it gets cooler, towards the late afternoon going into the evening, the flowers close up. With some varieties of these cute succulents, the flowers are scented. They come out from the space between the two leaves.

Once flowering has completed, a new phase of life begins for these succulents. They go through dormancy, where the old leaves are reabsorbed, and new leaves develop. In some cases, a new cluster will appear.

Enjoying learning about the Living Stones succulent? Be sure to also check out “7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About” for a look at succulents you can use at your wedding! Check it out!

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Keeping Living Stones

When keeping them, ensuring that the conditions are as close as possible to their natural environment is what you should aim for.

Succulents typically require minimal watering, and only when their soil has dried out. These succulents require even less water. Between the fall and spring, they should not be watered at all as this is when they are dormant. They have a yearly cycle of growth.

This is one succulent that can stay within a family for generations, living up to 50 years if they are grown outdoors in ideal conditions. When indoors, they can be grown in the same pot for up to 20 years.

Thinking of using grow lights for your succulents? Be sure to check out “Are Grow Lights Bad for My Succulents” and see if it’s safe to continue using these lights.

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Some Interesting Facts On the Living Stones Succulent

Here are a few interesting facts about this plant.

  • When looking to purchase these plants, there are several names they go by. Look for flowering stones, mimicry plants or even pebble plants too.
  • There is a theory that they look like stones to protect themselves from being eaten by grazing animals in the wild.
  • They grow best in groups and surrounded by small pebbles.
  • Roots need room for growth, so pots should be at least five inches deep.
  • These plants are non-toxic, ideal to have around children and pets.
  • It can grow well without any fertilizer.
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Thank you for reading with us today! Let us know in the comments below which kind of succulents you have laying around the house. Do you have the Living Stones succulent yet?

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What You Should Know About Dolphin Succulent

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One of the wonderful things about succulents is their sheer variance in shape, texture, and color. Every now and then the succulent community online stumbles upon new rare succulent species that captures the imagination of succulent enthusiasts and hobbyists.

Some of these are truly quirky. Like the bunny succulent or Monilaria Moniliformis that stole our hearts a few years ago. It was popular because when sprouting, its leaves that stemmed from the base made it look a lot like a bunny with long ears.

Another example of a botanical like animal is the octopus agave, a plant that has long leaves that twist around like octopus tentacles. Well now, succulent lovers rejoice! There’s a new plant in town: The dolphin succulent.

What are Dolphin Succulents

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Otherwise known as flying dolphins, the dolphin necklace, or by its scientific name Senecio Peregrinus, this plant has been an instant hit in the succulent community, particularly in Japan, and it’s not very hard to see why.

The beautifully curved leaves that protrude from the stemmed vine look like they’re jumping dolphins kitted out, even, with what looks like dorsal fins. This is definitely the closest to a botanical dolphin you’ll ever get.

This unique formation is thanks to the cross-pollination of two plant variants, the Senecio Roweleyanus (string of pearls) and Senecio Articulates (hot dog or candle plant).

The dolphin succulent can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and unlike the bunny succulent, maintains its shape as it grows. Also, the longer the vine gets, it will supply you with more leaves until you have an entire ocean of jumping dolphins!

You can even expect small star like white and pink flowers during flowering season (typically in warmer months).

Where to Buy Dolphin Succulents

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Because the dolphin succulent is a cross variety, it’s not a very common plant and can be difficult to find. A quick internet search shows that there are however specialty growers and you can get lucky on Amazon or Etsy.

Often, you will find that it is the dolphin succulent seeds for sale and not the mature plant that you will be buying. However, a good thing to keep in mind is that collectors often have rare varieties so if you stumble upon someone with a dolphin succulent, make sure to ask for a cutting.

You can use our guide on how to propagate succulents for your new dolphin succulent too!

How to Grow Dolphin Succulents

If you’re growing succulents from seed, dolphin succulents are generally easy to cultivate, just don’t forget to first soak them in warm water and then cold water in order for them to germinate. After that you can plant the seeds into a container with soil.

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Cover the container with plastic (with a few holes in it for aeration) or a similar wrapping, mist your seeds quite often in order to keep the soil slightly moist. Then wait for your seedlings to sprout. Once your seedlings are established you can move them out of the plastic covered container.

If you don’t have the patience to wait for your dolphin succulent to grow from seed and you’re lucky enough to get a cutting, you can either lie your cutting sideways on the soil so it can root along these points, or you can, after a day or two (once the cut has had time to heal and has become calloused), place it in soil.

The plant will shoot out roots wherever it touches the soil. Take note that you can only propagate dolphin succulents from cuttings and not from their leaves. The leaves are likely to root, but no new leaves or stems will grow. See the differences in propagation methods with our guide here.

The dolphin succulent requires relatively low maintenance and should be an easy plant for beginners to master. Light is one of the most important growth factors and the dolphin succulent, like most succulents, requires plenty of light, but unlike most succulents prefers indirect light. So that being said, these plants make for the perfect house plant, you can perch them on a windowsill or table that gets plenty of sunlight.

Here’s 7 other beginner succulents you can grow right at home too!

When it comes to the preferred soil characteristic, dolphin succulents prefer soil that is loose with a high mineral consistency and that allows for porous movement of water. This will allow them to have a healthy root system to absorb all the nutrients necessary in order to grow beautifully.

How to Water Dolphin Succulents

If you’re looking at planters make sure they follow these requirements with easy drainage and great ventilation that won’t result water logged soil or rotting roots. Take a look at the 12 minimal planters we sourced for you.

This also means that dolphin succulents shouldn’t be watered too often. When watering, bear in mind that like most succulents, dolphin succulents are tolerant of periods of drought. So, the recommended watering allocation should be once per week during the warmer growing seasons and once a month in the colder dormant seasons. Leave the soil to dry out between watering, but be aware that if not watered enough the dolphin succulent’s leaves will begin to pucker.

If you have trouble figuring out when you should water your succulents, we’ve got you covered. This is an in depth guide in when you should water your succulents so that they grow healthily and vibrant.

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Surprisingly, the dolphin succulent prefers cooler temperatures. Optimum temperatures in winter, when the plant experiences its dormant season, should be around 72 F (22C). In the summer, temperatures should be maintained between 50-55 F (10-13C).

Crowded conditions make the dolphin succulent happy and it will thrive jam packed in a smaller container like these ones. See how you can repot your dolphin succulents here if it’s too crowded.

If you prefer to have it displayed on its own, you’ll be rewarded with an elegant display of dolphins emerging from the waves. Or if you’d prefer to plant them alongside other plants, paired with octopus agaves, an anemone resembling Sempervivum Tectorum or a kelp like Senecio Madraliscae, you can create an entire ocean scape of colors and textures. 

We are lucky to live in an era where cute succulents are a hit and cultivators are hard at work experimenting to bring out new succulent species. The dolphin succulent is a great testament to that. Not only are they easy look after, but they’ll liven up any succulent garden. They might be tricky to find, however, if you find one they’ll make a great new addition to your collection.

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How to Successfully Grow Indoor Succulents

How to Grow Indoor Succulents

Succulents form the bulk of houseplants around the green thumb community. If you didn’t know already, it’s not a secret anymore – succulents are really popular.

Like… Really. Popular.

And they aren’t just suited for your garden or porch, they’re more versatile. Succulent plants are perfect ornamental beings to spruce up your interior decor in unique ways – think about the shapes, colors and sizes. It’s almost endless.

That’s already a good enough reason to grow indoor succulents. But you know what, I want to share more with our lovely Succulent Family, let’s get to it!

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3 Reasons to Grow Indoor Succulents

1. Indoor Succulents are Easy to Care for

You’re probably already keeping tabs on lots of stuff in your life. It’s a normal thing in life right?

So the last thing you’d wish for is a plant that demands more of your already scarce attention.

But it’s just better if that plant could brace the occasional neglect so all your time isn’t occupied completely with succulents, as much as we’d like that to be the case. Plus, a succulent fairs quite well with neglect anyways, their maintenance requirement isn’t too much.

In other words, you don’t need to dedicate lots of your time to successfully grow indoor succulents. You’ll see this as you read more, let’s continue!

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2. Succulents have Low Space Demands & Requirements

Succulents are compact plants by nature (pun intended) – for a larger part. They can stay in their assigned spots for a good deal of time indoors so long as they’re in the right circumstances with sunlight, soil mix and watering.

The compactness of indoor succulents is huge, especially if you have a preference for renting apartments, like most millennials for example.

If any reason, the lack of space commitment growing indoor succulents can’t be a better reason to grow indoor succulents and spice up your already beautiful apartment or home. Check out these space- saving wall planters!

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3. A Way to Connect with Nature

As part of the urban setting, you’re more or less surrounded by technology a majority of the time. At your work place and back at your house. And most likely, nurturing a garden is out of question unless you’re already a thriving green thumb.

So how do you get to experience a connection with the natural? Or, maybe, something close to that?

We’d recommend something like growing indoor succulents.

How to Grow Indoor Succulents

Succulents are super easy to grow! But even with this simplicity, there are guidelines to be adhered to. Here are a few to help you successfully grow indoor succulents.

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Go for Ideal Succulent Varieties

It’s true that succulents can grow anywhere.

But to get the best results out of your plants, arbitrarily choosing species won’t cut it, unfortunately.

For beaming plants, select succulent species that are ideal for indoor growth. Plus, it makes your work a lot easier.

Aside from that, it also helps if you define what you’re looking for in your indoor succulents.

  • Are you looking to grow indoor succulents in hanging planters?
  • Or may be the perfect succulent for that small extra space?
  • One that can reach a considerable size?
  • Varieties that can be mixed up for pretty indoor succulent gardens?

Whatever it is, to grow indoor succulents that serve in the way you want, give some thought to the types that you choose to go with.

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For a general case, here are common indoor succulents and full guides we’ve written on how to take care of them:

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Give Enough Space for Indoor Succulents

This is very essential especially in case you want to grow indoor succulents in a single planter. Individual plants should have enough space for air circulation.

But most importantly, ample space allows each one of them access to enough light – an equally significant aspect.

Provide Ideal Lighting Conditions for Indoor Succulents

You don’t want your babies to end up with elongated stems, pale and bent. That’s their likely fate indoors where the amount of light is considerably reduced. And that means you have to be on watch when you grow indoor succulents to be sure they grow into their intended forms – colors and sizes.

Be sure to place them near a sun-lit window up to 6 hours per day. If that isn’t an option, place your plant in the brightest location in the room.

For both of the above cases, make a point of rotating the pot every now and then so that the plant isn’t getting light from one direction. You’ll curb stretching out that way if you consider this, no need for etiolated plants here!

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For Potting, Clay is the Way to Go

Indoor spaces are already clogged up as far as free air circulation is concerned. And using a glass container doesn’t help the situation – for the roots. Same for succulent terrariums, they look really nice but for long term care it is not the ideal situation for indoor succulents.

For clay, the aeration is just the perfect addition to successfully grow indoor succulents. First off, it helps the potting medium dry out faster; something that your succulents will thank you for as water-logged soils isn’t exactly their bread and butter.

Secondly, the roots will get a fresh air supply for as long as they are in that pot. And that boosts not just their health but also that of the plant. And who won’t be happy to grow indoor succulents that are good-looking?

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Keep a Well-Draining Soil Mix

For those that don’t know, you don’t want to fill up the pot with regular potting soil, it’s not ideal for your succulent babies! Yes, succulents are houseplants, but with a preference for a dry medium.

Regular potting soil doesn’t guarantee this dryness as they retain too much moisture for succulent plants. In fact, your plant will surely die if it were to stay in that soil for some time.

The best soil mix to grow indoor succulents in should drain out quickly. Get a commercial cactus/succulent mix that is perfect for this.

Alternatively, you can put together your own well-draining mix by combining quantities of regular soil mix, coarse sand and pumice. It will still serve you as the commercial option above in your bid to grow indoor succulents.

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Be Lenient on Watering Indoor Succulents

Your indoor succulents could do with some water, but not too much of it. Succulents are delicate when it comes to water, be mindful of this!

To grow indoor succulents to their full glory, spread out your watering over long periods to allow the soil mix to dry out, completely.

You can use your finger to ascertain if it’s time to give your plant a drink. Gently dig into the soil mix and feel for any presence of moisture. It should be dry before you think of going ahead with the watering.

And when doing it, go all in. Give your succulent plant a heavy shower until the water flows out through the drainage holes at the bottom.

Also, if it’s winter season reduce watering to once or twice a week. You don’t need gallons of water to grow indoor succulents. Let’s just say succulents are also water bill friendly!

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Be Hard on Pests

Pests are going to have a smooth ride with the general calmness indoors. And you know what will happen if you allow them to reign supreme.

Outdoor succulents can be saved with the winds, rain or irrigation. But to grow indoor succulents without the bother of these little rioters, it’s important that you be vigilant. Observe the leaves and stems of your succulents for any of them and take immediate action when you see them.

They include mealybugs, spider mites and scale insects. A mixture of rubbing alcohol and water is a perfect killer. Use a piece of cotton to apply the mixture on the affected areas. That’s how you grow indoor succulents devoid of pests.

Careful Where You Place Your Plants

Generally, place your plants in places with a guaranteed constant temperature. So you’ll want to avoid keeping them near electronics and at the doors.

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That’s really it! You don’t have to commit a lot of time and effort to successfully grow indoor succulents. Caring is just as simple as following the steps you just read above.

With a bit of neglect and the right growing conditions, your succulents will thrive beautifully indoors.


If you have any questions, ask our experts in the Succulent Plant Lounge.

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Have fun sprucing up your home, and happy planting! ?

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