Grow A Living Succulent Wall – Caring For Succulent Wall Planters
The following are some of the most common questions which are asked by people who want to grow succulents:
Q: How do I get started?
A: First of all, it’s very important to understand that there is no one right way or wrong way to start growing succulents. There are many different ways to go about it. Some people like to just buy a few plants from the local nursery and plant them in their home. Others prefer to grow succulents themselves at home using soil, watering, and fertilizing methods they have learned over time. Still others will use commercial products such as Miracle Gro’s Waterworx product line or Aquatica’s AquaPlant.
In any case, it’s always best to start with a small amount of plants first. You may even consider starting out with only one plant if you’re not sure what kind of succulents you want to grow. Once you’ve got your hands dirty, continue reading…
Q: What kinds of succulents can I grow?
A: There are several types of succulents that can be grown indoors. They include:
Craspedia (Paper Flower)
Echeveria (Hens and Chicks)
Gasteria (Elephant Bush)
Jade Plant (Both Hairy and Miniature Varieties)
Kraphis (Turtle Back)
Pony Tail (Graptoveria)
There are also several succulents that can be grown outdoors. However, there are also succulents that need to be grown outdoors as well. Make sure you know which ones grow best in your area before planting them outdoors.
Q: Are there any special succulents that can only be grown outdoors?
A: Yes. In fact, all of the succulents above can be grown both indoors and outdoors. However, there are other succulents that can only be grown outdoors because their leaves or stems collect moisture.
Sources & references used in this article:
Green wall systems: A review of their characteristics by M Manso, J Castro-Gomes – Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, 2015 – Elsevier
Effect of substrate depth on initial growth, coverage, and survival of 25 succulent green roof plant taxa by AK Durhman, DB Rowe, CL Rugh – HortScience, 2007 – journals.ashs.org
Heterogeneity in water availability alters cellular development and hydraulic conductivity along roots of a desert succulent by GB North, PS Nobel – Annals of Botany, 2000 – academic.oup.com
Water uptake in green roof microcosms: effects of plant species and water availability by D Wolf, JT Lundholm – Ecological Engineering, 2008 – Elsevier
Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-catching Displays with 350 Easy-care Plants by DL Baldwin – 2010 – books.google.com
Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-care Varieties by DL Baldwin – 2013 – books.google.com