Beautiful Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe: A Colorful and Versatile Succulent

Kalanchoe is a genus of succulent plants with colorful flowers that can brighten up any indoor or outdoor space.

The genus is predominantly native to the Old World. Only one species originates from the Americas. 56 are from southern and eastern Africa and 60 species on the island of Madagascar. It is also found in south-eastern Asia and China.

These plants are food plants for caterpillars of the Red Pierrot butterfly. The butterfly lays its eggs on leaves, and after hatching, caterpillars burrow into the leaves and eat their inside cells.

These plants are cultivated as ornamental houseplants and rock or succulent garden plants. They are popular because of their ease of propagation, low water requirements, and wide variety of flower colors typically borne in clusters well above the leaves.

Source: Kalanchoe – Wikipedia 

Tiger Jaws-A Sweet Succulent

Tiger Jaws: despite the ferocious name, Tiger jaws is a unique, low-maintenance plant that is revered among amateurs and serious houseplant collectors alike. Take a look!

If you have experience growing other succulents like aloe or haworthia, you will have no problem growing tiger jaws. Generally speaking, the same best practices in terms of light, water, and propagation apply.

Courtesy Midwest Tropicals©

Most Favorite Succulents Pt 1

Yucca ‘Variegata’

In botany, succulent plants, also known as succulents, are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. The word succulent comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning ‘juice’, or ‘sap’. Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems. The water content of some succulent organs can get up to 90–95%. Succulents are often grown as ornamental plants because of their striking and unusual appearance, as well as their ability to thrive with relatively minimal care.

Source: Wikipedia

2 years ago, BHG© did a spread on 26 of the most popular succulents. Knowing how well-loved some are, I decided to copy and paste what I could of the article. I have to post it in 2 parts given its size. I hope you can add some of these plants to your garden.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens©

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