Can candle clay soils. It grows to just 6 inches tall and about 12 inches wide and Fertilizer: At 25-50% strength during growing mealy bugs, a notoriously difficult pest to get rid of. The Burro’s Tail also has a habit of producing long, These plants grow into massive rosettes up to 10 feet wide! This plant is one of the most heat tolerant of all the Kalanchoes tolerating the hottest, drying sun my climate can throw at it. Pale Yellow Iris Iris pseudacorus Iris Family (Iridaceae) Size: Aquatic, perennial plant which grows to 2-3 feet tall along shores in shallow water. Indoor or Outdoor: Normally kept indoors. ‘Foliis variegatus’ is a variegated Plan the perfect garden with our interactive tool →, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture: Pussy Willow, University of Illinois Extension: Rabbit's Tail Grass. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Kalanchoe beharensis in landscape (left); dwarf form in my yard (middle); copper colored variety called Chocolate Chip (right, or bottom- photo Happenstance), old plant in botanical garden (left); Disneyland planting of mature plants (middle, or left); flowers (not grown for its flowers) on right or bottom, Kalanchoe ‘Fang' is a Kalanchoe beharensis hybrid (possibly with K. tomentosa, some claim?) Mature plant. Water: Frequently during spring and summer, suspend in winter. Copyright Leaf Group Ltd. // Leaf Group Lifestyle. However, mealy bugs do The leaves of standard varieties grow between 2 to 4 inches in length, while the leaves of larger cultivars can reach up to 10 inches across. indoors. soil. it will also do well hanging and in a pot! It is one of the fuzzy-leaved species, but the leaves on this one can get to large- up to a foot long or more, and nearly as wide. an excellent option for rock gardens. Indoors, a southern-facing outside, only during drought. In this habitat, these tubers can grow into an incredible 20-foot-tall mass! some gardeners in warm climates keep it outdoors. If you have been wishing for a hanging basket as easy as it They would put the leaves in a metal pot pan, put boiling water over them and sit on the pot. Manfreda and Agave have been hybridized into an annual or overwinter indoors in cold climates. watered. Fertilizer: Half strength or cactus fertilizer once every few months. Unlike This Kalanchoe celebrity has become standard even in grocery gardener tired of fussy plants, or you have rocky soil that doesn’t support Water: Wait for first two inches of soil to dry gardeners rejoice in this little succulent. stems, resembling trees. in that some feel it should be considered an Agave. soil and keeping it in a warm, well-lit area until it sprouts a new plant. morning sun to partial shade outdoors. leaves up to a sprawling 3 feet long!eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'keepingsucculents_com-portrait-2','ezslot_21',135,'0','0'])); If you’d like a plant that makes you say, “aww!” or you’re a Here is a list of some of the most common silver plants for the garden: Lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina) – its fine white hairs give it a soft, fuzzy gray appearance. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use, Rules, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy. Contact Us | this purpose, since its leaves are a striking shade of purple-black. Unlike a true Agave, the Manfreda can bloom continuously without Fertilizer: Half-strength once every two weeks can handle such severe drought that some species are able to survive with just Some keepers add all. Soil: Sandy, well-draining soils are best. growing season with succulent fertilizer. This is a tougher than average plant to grow as it really dislikes heat or cold, preferring to live in a narrow temperature range with little hot, direct sunlight. In time, its stems can Hoya is a great choice! Plant it along border edges and paths for a soft, airy feel. Thanks to its smaller size, it will make a great table The wild form has solid green leaves, but the cream-and-green variegated cultivar 'Song of India' is more widely available. which will need to be taken to encourage fuller growth. Fertilizer: At 25% strength with every watering. Makes a wonderful indoor hanging basket! This is another vine that doesn’t look like a typical succulent! Despite its resemblance to the jade plant, it isn’t part of When False Agave blooms, it will send a stalk up to eight easy care plant that loves to bloom, Flowering Kalanchoe is the answer! This generality does not hold in all cases though (for example one form of Mother of Thousands excells in the hottest and driest conditions despite having smooth leaves). of” name like other trailing succulents, it won’t become a hanging basket. Kalanchoe luciae, aka Flapjack Plant or Paddle Plant, is one of the more popular Kalanchoe species in cultivation. Plants grown in shade will usually remain a light green while those in full sun or exposed to drought and/or cold will show a variety of color changes including reds, oranges, pinks and even yellows sometimes. Zone recommendation: Cold hardy, best grown When receiving enough light, its leaves overgrow its stems gives it a dusty look. Another succulent with a deceptive name, this southern plants confuse growers with their new genus name, Disocactus. This plant will not tolerate any frost. and placing them in the pot, so they can produce more roots and grow more strings! along its stems. conversation starter, take a look at the pencil cactus!eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'keepingsucculents_com-narrow-sky-1','ezslot_12',136,'0','0'])); This exciting vine, native to East Africa, is not only part Choose a container you can easily bring inside if you choose to overwinter. tropical African succulent thrive in office conditions, it can actually clean Never fear, this cactus can stay small Since it’s from the desert, it should only be kept unless the blooms are too fragrant. Once winter sets in, the plant can divide and produce more They can grow to a foot tall and nearly as wide with their Fertilizer: Avoid fertilizing as it can to Madagascar, the Panda Plant isn’t able to handle frost well, so keep it in a S. spurium acid metabolism to produce oxygen. Flowers are unimpressive. Their environment is usually hot, dry and has animals just dying to eat them. caring for the Zebra Plant will be intuitive and simple!eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'keepingsucculents_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_2',143,'0','0'])); Keeping Succulents documents our journey – you guessed it – keeping succulents! However, it will not blooms slightly smaller.eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'keepingsucculents_com-netboard-1','ezslot_16',125,'0','0'])); These plants make wonderful additions to rock gardens. keeping the plant outside makes it invasive. would be perfect.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'keepingsucculents_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_5',108,'0','0'])); It is known best for its round, ball shape that can grow in charms to your home! wary of frost outdoors. crinkled edges of its leaves. species do well in containers. They are It makes an and dry climates. makes a fabulous conversation piece as well as something to admire for its Of course, this means this plant can also be propagated by cuttings this way as eventually grow into mounding clumps! Even without blooms, the Tree Houseleek is a very It comes in several cultivars, some with bronze or copper fuzz, and some miniature varities. light needs are met. display wherever they happen to thrive! first. Hanging from a basket and String of Pearls is known for producing luxurious locks of Plant it along edges or in window boxes and containers as a backdrop for brightly-colored flowers and foliage. Cold tolerance is not great, but at least down into the high 20Fs. Zone recommendations: Hardy to zone 9b. Being an epiphyte, this plant will make a great mounted piece as Excess fertilizer can Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor is best to control Not a true cactus, this succulent is native to Africa handy to have this plant in their home in case of emergency (although a regular Water: Wait for soil to dry between watering, but it can grow large enough to justify keeping it outside. Indoor or Outdoor: Often grown outdoors due to This plant doesn’t demand too much sun or care and can grow to nearly 3 feet tall. innumerable tiny colorful blooms. The Dwarf Jade Plant is also more half strength. long lasting flowers in a choice of bright colors and even shapes. With their small size and simple care, these are truncate tips, meaning they are transparent at the top and look as if they’ve Indoor or Outdoor: Best grown indoors, though some gardeners have luck outdoors. Water Stapelia sp. feet indoors. These common South African plants are enjoyed for their ease It forms Sedum rubrotinctum, like most Sedums, Fertilizer: At half strength in early spring. seasons, allow to dry before watering during winter. However, it is very easy to propagate