Succulent plants have a variety of forms, many being common as ornamentals. Used for foliage and flowers to decorate their rooms, balconies, terraces and gardens. Agave and Furcraea gardens can grow even in soil, on rocks.
Climate requirements are approximately the same for all succulent plants, can grow together. They need the light of the sun, of a porous soil with good drainage, and a relative air drought.
Compost to be used as a substrate for succulent plants must be composed of 1 part leaf soil, 2 parts coarse sand (2-4 mm diameter), 1 / 3 well decomposed organic manure, 1 / 3 garden soil, 1 / 3 charcoal and stone ground.
Potassium monophosphate is a good fertilizer for all plants fat, 1 gr. / L of water.
Potassium nitrate is used 1 g. / L twice a month for all juicy.
Magnesium sulfate, 1 gr. / L of water once a year for all juicy, and for Asclepiadoideae every 15 days.
Most can be juicy and vegetative propagation by seeds, spring, the best conditions for seed germination is 30-35 ° C and humidity relAtiv of 90%.
In alpine areas, the plants should be protected in winter snow, keeping them at temperatures from 0 to 1 ° C.
Diana Morgan - Succulents for Mediterranean Climate Gardens - Rosenberg, 2004
Anne Swithinbank - The Greenhouse Gardener - Frances Lincoln, 1 edition, 2006
Debra Lee Baldwin - Designing with Succulents - Timber Press, 2007
Ray Rogers - Crazy About Cacti and Succulents - Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2006
Focke Albers, Ulrich Meve - Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadoideae - Springer, 2 edition, 2003
Cactus and succulent plants
Agapanthus species. Cultivation and maintenance
Juicy species, perennial, native to Madagascar, was introduced in Europe in 1920. The species is named after Robert Blossfeld. Undergrowth of 40 cm height. Leaves simple, opposite, succulent, elliptic to ovata, the strains are from the top of Blong-lanceolata, 2-10 cm long, red margin, crenate, glabra.
Juicy perennial species, rizomatoasa. Leaves basal, linear, cylindrical, fleshy, 10-15 cm long. Floral stem is 45 cm long. Blossom flowers made up of 40-50 cm, arranged in Raceme 15-30 cm long.
Delosperma cooperi originated southern Africa. Prostrata or erect stem, grows up to 13 cm high and 60 inches wide. Leaves opposite, succulent, cylindrical or 3 angles, without stipule. Flowers solitary or Cime, terminal or axillary, 8 cm diameter, open purple, calyx with 5 lobes unequal, inferior ovary with 5 rooms.
Manure for such plants must be done with fertilizer rich in phosphorus and potassium.
Nitrogen should be given in limited quantities, that stimulates plant growth, weakens tissues and increases perspiration. Manure must be made during late winter to spring to stimulate growth and flowering.