Indoor succulents. Image: Igisheva Maria Shutterstock
Below you will receive some recommendations to take care of succulent plants, ideal plants for both decoration and air purification in our homes.
The succulent is a type of plant that is characterized by storing water in leaves , roots and stems to cope with drought. They are normally found in arid areas although there are some groups that can be found in forests, mountains and coasts.
Succulents inside the house.
Although most succulents like the sun, there are some varieties that are adapted to places with little light. Select those that are best suited to indoor environments, such as:
Aloe vera. Image: New Africa Shutterstock
It is also known as aloe, Barbados aloe, and Curaçao aloe. It is very decorative and rich in approximately 200 components that include vitamins, polysaccharides, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, among others.
It is a very easy to use and maintain medicinal plant. You can have it at home without many difficulties. You can also easily reproduce it so that all your family and friends can have one at home.
Aloe has fleshy, succulent, light green leaves arranged in rosettes.
Echeveria elegans. Image: Eyeris.work Shutterstock
It is a crass plant native to Mexico, it is also known as Rosa de Alabastro, it belongs to the crassulaceae family. Its leaves have a symmetrical rosette shape and its leaves are symmetrical, fleshy and small.
Although it resists well inside the house, find a bright place for it. In pots, choose ceramic or terracotta pots. Likes loose and airy substrate .
Succulent zebra (Haworthia attenuata).
Haworthia attenuata. Image: Anna Mosienko Shutterstock
It is a dark green species with a characteristic white striped pattern, from which the colloquial name is derived. It is native to South Africa. One of the most widespread Haworthias species in houses.
It is an easy succulent to grow and reproduce. It does not like the cold, it is necessary to control the excess of irrigation. She likes mixing peat substrate with a bit of coarse sand.
Jade Tree (Crassula Ovata).
Some people call it a money tree. It is native to South Africa.
It can reach up to a meter in height. Its leaves are jade green and its flowers can be white or pink.
It is one of the easiest succulents to grow. It is grown in a pot despite its size.
Put it in a room with lots of light. Like the mixture of universal substrate with perlite. It does not need much watering.
So you can reproduce it:
Select a pot that allows good water drainage to prevent roots from rotting. Check the pot for holes in the base.
If you want to sow in the garden you must adapt it to its condition, similar to arid land. For this, it is recommended to make a mixture of soil with perlite as it is lighter and retains little water.
Water and sun.
To know if the plant receives the necessary amount of sun, it is suggested to check the leaves. If you perceive burns, it receives a lot of sunlight. If the leaves are very large, light is lacking.
In relation to irrigation, excessive amounts can kill it. If you notice that the soil is very wet, stop watering until the soil is dry. If you notice that there is water left in the dish under the pot, stop watering. It is important to water them, you just have to regulate the frequency. It’s a must-have practice for all types of succulents.