Succulents — a care at home


«Teschin language» -many know this plant with beautiful bright flowers, often flowering in winter.

He’s not that harmful this language. Rather, it is wise, vigorous, hardy, able to adapt to harsh climatic conditions.

It can even forget to water during the holidays, for example.

This plant belongs to the numerous class of evergreens of different kinds, is able to store water in stems, leaves, thorns.

Far, hot deserts of South America, Africa, Madagascar, and many of them is home.

It is succulents, which translated from Latin Succulentus name means «juicy.» In stems there is a large amount of mucus, which has the ability to accumulate moisture.

Creating the necessary conditions, many of them can easily be grown on your own windowsill. Importantly, just choose the type of plants and to fulfill all the requirements of farming for him. The succulents include the following types of plants:

  • Cactus.
  • Crassulaceae.
  • Euphorbiaceae.
  • Tradeskantsiya.
  • The begonia.


There are some General rules for the successful cultivation of succulents in the home.

Succulents at home — tips on care

 Location and lighting

All succulents need lots of sunlight. Without it, they do not grow, and it is not necessary to wait for flowering plants. In the summer they are very good on the balcony, even under direct sunlight.


The plant likes high temperatures in the summer months. But in the winter they should be kept at t12-14°C. With this purpose they are placed close to the windowpane and away from heating system. As a rule, the winter growth of plants improves their appearance due to excessive stretching in length.

Watering and humidity

Watering all types of succulents in the home often. Drying the top layer of soil in the pot is a sign of this time irrigation.

The rest period of plants is necessary to arrange in the winter. The main thing is to keep their decorative effect has not disappeared, and the plants did not grow. Reminds of a usual drought, as in natural conditions.

Fertilizer succulents

Usually as fertilizer for succulents at home using ready-made complexes that contain an increased percentage of phosphorus and potassium and a minimal amount of nitrogen.

The solution should not be concentrated and should be applied not more than twice a month. Succulents, for example, Sedum, houseleek can successfully grow on very poor sandy soils.

Transplantation and propagation

Soil for succulents at home must have the characteristics of fast drying after watering. No water stagnation should not be.

It is best to use vegetable land with coarse-grained sand. Specific mechanisms of accumulation and storage of moisture in the succulents related to the special structure of their root system that must be considered when planting, transplanting and propagation.

Almost all of them have two types of roots. Long roots that reach the aquifer and the surface, to actively collect water of rain, of dew.

The leaves that has the form of a chute, water is supplied to the root system. And fluff visible on the surface of plants, collects air condensate.

Propagation of plants at home is easy by seed, by small children or cuttings, dividing the Bush, root suckers. Some species reproduce stem cuttings, rooting which requires certain skills.

In addition to the succulent «Teschin language» very often in the Windows of residential buildings can be seen a money tree.

Succulents - a care at home

Its leaves resemble small coins, located on a sturdy tree stems, bring home an abundance in the form of material prosperity.

Supporters of the organization special comfort, in a house by Feng Shui, it will help to follow his signs and covenants.

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