To emphasize the uniqueness of plants it is possible with the help of pots and containers of interest for these room inhabitants. They can decorate themselves as the interior of the room, and almost any landscape composition.
Features of plants from the family of succulents
The general difference for all representatives of the genus is the similarity of the shape of fleshy leaves or stems, and not family ties. Representatives of succulents are found in each of the families of plants that exist in nature.
All plants are similar because of the special coating of leaves and stems. These are spines, setae and hairs that perform a protective function. A characteristic feature of succulents is the fleshy structure of the plant body and the bluish-bluish coating. Succulent is a plant that, thanks to its protective properties, survives in the complete absence of moisture. They have well developed accumulating properties, due to which moisture is retained for a long time in the leaves and trunks of plants. So, the plant itself feeds itself with water in the total absence of external sources of moisture.
Another feature of plants lies in the root system. Succulent is a representative of the flora, the root system of which is so developed that with the help of this plant even wall panels and mosaics are created. This is a new trend in landscape design, and it is worth noting that it is very popular.
Succulents as elements of a modern interior decoration
Succulent is a favorite of landscape designers. The mode of existence of such plants makes them absolutely adaptable to any climatic conditions. If you like greens, but do not want or do not have time to care for flowers, the type of plant that suits you is succulents. Types of flowers of different families allow you to create a variety of compositions in pots, wall decoration for internal decoration, alpine hills and rockeries for the exterior. Interior solutions and options for street landscape design in this sense are endless.
Succulent plants, a family of forty species, are an excellent material for decorating a house. With their decorative properties, they cope better than any kindred. The shamrock, Kalanchoe, agave are well combined and suitable for outdoor decoration of gardens, greenhouses or green areas near the windowsills.
Succulent is a plant that is well kept in the bathroom. A place with high humidity is an excellent medium for growing such plants. Combining succulents with cacti, you can create living corners of the house. Such vegetation is not whimsical, therefore it survives in any conditions. The only thing worth thinking about, supplementing the mosaic pictures of living plants with cactus, concerns safety. This composition, placing it on the wall, it is better to glaze. When creating individual decor elements, succulents (plant species) and cacti are often placed in glass flasks, cubes, vases and aquariums.
Rules of care of plants
Plants succulents are not too whimsical, but still, if you want to keep them in the house, you need to know the rules of caring for them.
Succulents love light. Therefore, most plants are recommended to store in places with abundant sunlight or artificial lighting.
Some succulent flowers prefer darkness to light. Such plant species are most often used to create wall panels.
Succulent flowers like moderation in temperature. It is important that the difference between day and night temperature regime is at least 5 degrees, then the plants will feel comfortable.
There is no need to water succulents often. Home care means monitoring the level of soil moisture and watering if necessary. Such plants can easily live up to 3 weeks without water and at the same time feel comfortable, without externally showing a lack of moisture. Their nature has prepared for this.
It is interesting to plant succulents. Care at home behind the root zone requires constant loosening and drainage. The root system should receive a lot of oxygen. As the composition for planting, choose a breathable or friable mixture.
Features of planting and reproduction
Room succulents can only harmoniously exist if you plant them correctly. It is important that the capacity you use for planting is practically flat. The basis for the substrate is suitable for forest land, mixed with river sand in a ratio of 1: 4 and charcoal - 1: 5.
Reproduction of succulents occurs in two ways.
Often, for planting succulents, florariums are used - transparent containers that openly show the substrate poured into their layers.
Succulent plants reproduce by means of stalk cuttings and leaves. Separated cuttings in water are not placed (as do with other types of indoor plants), but allow them to dry for several days (2-3). Then immediately put in the ground.
The reproductive process with the help of leaves looks like this: leaf plates are placed on top of the moist soil and left. The leaf will sprout. The best period for breeding succulents is from April to August.
Using seeds for planting plants, it is necessary to pay special attention to the quality of planting material. Only healthy and fully mature seeds will germinate. To withdraw such material at home is difficult, so you either have to buy seeds, or use the known vegetative method for reproduction of indoor plants.
Interesting! For regular flowering plants create special conditions – poor soil, the contents in the flat container and the minimum amount of watering will allow the succulents to go in the flowering stage.
Varieties of succulents and their features
This material will be useful to those who study succulents. Types of plants that are popular are presented in the top ten most popular colors for home keeping.
Agava Victoria Regina
Typical representative of the group "leaf succulents".
The plant is photophilous, does not tolerate excess moisture and is interesting with its globular shape formed by dense leaves with a white border along the edges.
It is especially popular with beginner gardeners. This is a prickly bush with elongated, falling branches of greenish-matte color. Flowers surprise with their shapes and shades.
Litopes ("living stones")
Obtain succulents of the name often because of the bizarre appearance. Such plants look good in the composition of rockaria. Lithops love the sun. The flowering period starts from July to August. Plants are resistant to pests and diseases. They are easy to care for.
An artisan plant with tufts of green or red leaves assembled in the right rosettes. As an element of decor is used as a composite element of Chinese gardens, alpine hills. Eionium is ideal for outdoor landscape decoration, as it loves a lot of light and does not suffer from lack of moisture.
Echeveria is agave
It is often found in the gardens of true connoisseurs of landscape art. To such a flower it is easy to pick up supplements and combine it with other succulents. Like all plants, these succulents are hardy and uncomfortable in care.
It is famous for its decorative properties. Only the appearance of flowers is admirable. External beauty is the only thing you can love this plant for, because its odor is disgusting. The scent of the fallen is due to the peculiarities of pollination of the succulent. But, despite this drawback, gardeners are actively using the stapel as a bright accent when decorating a landscape or a garden. The flower fits perfectly into the compositions of rockeries and alpine hills, but it is not recommended to keep such a plant in the house.
A typical representative of succulents of a stiff-looking species. Thick and fleshy leaves, covered with white dots, form a high rosette. Gasteria requires special care and caution, since the root system of the plant is poorly developed. Flowering occurs in early spring. From the center of the rosette appears a long flower spike with flowers of a white or orange hue, outwardly resembling bells.
Related to a pineapple is a plant of a dwarf species. Small sockets, collected in a pillow, together with green leaves form a luxurious ball. For the abrometel, a dry and hot climate is favorable.
A plant whose rosette is formed by high arrow-shaped leaves. Structure of the leaf is soft and fleshy, green color, framing of small thorns. Aloe - a healing plant, actively used in folk medicine.
A vivid representative of plants masquerading as "living stones." They are of green color with a grayish or limestone coating. The leaves of plants gather in rosettes, and outwardly the flowers resemble asters. The flower is much larger than the body of the plant itself. Argyroderma is ideal for decorating a house in a rockery or other decorative composition. The amazing shape of plants attracts the eye. Being properly geometric and similar to man-made, it makes you wonder what it is: a plant or a stone, a creation of nature or a cunning human fiction.
Uncomplicated, endurance, exclusivity are all features that succulents have. The names of plants originated from their description and useful properties, and the flowers themselves were fixed in the design. They harmoniously look in large-scale landscape compositions in combination with other representatives of the flora and are well suited for decorating city apartments.
Interesting! Few people know that all the beloved money tree also belongs to the group of succulents. This is a favorite material for green decoration for interior designers.
The decorative possibilities of succulents are endless, this is what facilitates the wide dissemination of modern trends in the decoration of exotic, previously unfamiliar plants.
Simplicity in care and unpretentiousness make it possible to experiment with a beginning gardener. After all, it's never too late to start mastering landscape art and interior decorations, starting from scratch.