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
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819
Aeonium arboreum - tree aeonium
Sunshrub native from Maroc, stem branching, leaves borne at the ends of the branches in rather flat rosettes.