Near my house, I notice a lot of people have really nice gardens & it is such a nice sight to see those lovely flowers. So I decided to try some gardening. While taking a road trip on Highway 92 I saw a few nurseries & stopped to check them out. One of them one was Highway 92 Succulents, which caught my immediate attention. I did not have any succulents in my garden! How did that happen?!?!
We went inside and there were rows of thorny & prickly plants. My son was fascinated, he touched one and got poked. Ouch. I didn’t have to ask him again not to touch. That’s a first!
I chose four plants to bring back home & trust me it was a really difficult choice. Each one of them was so appealing.
So what are Succulents?
Succulent is a drought resistant plant whose leaves, stems or roots are fleshy due to development of water storing tissue. The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice, or sap.
Grafted moon cactus Mutant strains are often grafted onto the hylocereus cactus, and the combined plant is called a “Moon Cactus”. It needs bright sunlight, great drainage & infrequent watering to survive.
Opuntia requires full sun & it has to be watered every two weeks. It is suitable for very dry landscapes.
Echeveria Lola requires full sun & some shade. It has a really pretty light purple color and has a perfectly shaped rosette. It has to be watered and then the soils needs to be dry before watering it again.
Peperomia Wolfgang-Krahnii is a miniature succulent plant with beautiful grey-green leaves. They like a steadily moist soil but over-watering will make them wilt.
The store next door was for Carnivorous plants, but that story is for another day & another blog post….Readers, I would love to know what new hobbies you are taking up?