Many succulents have vivid, brightly coloured flowers but they are grown mainly for their interesting shapes and coloured leaves.
POSITION & USES
Full sun is essential. Succulents tolerate dry, harsh conditions but will nevertheless perform well in normal garden conditions as long as drainage is good. A dedicated succulent bed with other dry tolerant plants such as Limonium, Tulbaghia, Sedum and Euphorbia can look wonderful. Succulents are very attractive in pots and require little water or care. Many can also be grown indoors.
Very little attention is necessary. Snail baits may be useful to protect some varieties.
Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.
|SPECIAL QUALITIES||Succulents are robust plants with fleshy leaves and stems and are the ultimate drought tolerant, low maintenance plant.|
|FLOWERS||Many succulents have vivid, brightly coloured flowers but they are grown mainly for their interesting shapes and coloured leaves. Depending on variety the foliage can be silver, purple or red, as well as every shade of green imaginable.|
|PLANTS NEEDED PER SQUARE METRE||Depends on variety.|
|HABIT||Variable. Most are evergreen.|