- Popular succulents and desert plant names are easy to remember because their name often describes how they look. You should bookmark this page for so you can easily find it to use for shopping or when sharing with friends which plants you have! If you scroll to the bottom of the list you will find wildflowers and trees and shrubs to!
If you would like to see some ideas of how you can plant your succulents click here
This awesome chart came from the FTD blog which you can find here
Once you start paying attention to the popular succulent and desert plant names, it’s easier to talk about your favorites with your friends. Even when you go to a greenhouse, knowing the succulents or desert plant names makes it easy to ask them if they have what you are looking for.
With this chart, you can refer to it and then google the name to find out the exact care
the succulent needs. Some succulents drink up a good amount of water (with drainage of course) and others (especially desert plants) prefer to remain dry for long periods of time.
When planting succulents there are a few tips to keep in mind. I like to use cactus potting soil because it is a great consistency so it doesn’t hold on to water too long, helping the drainage for the plant. Also if you are using a planter without any drainage holes it’s important to put a layer of pebbles or stones at the bottom to give any extra
water a place to go where it won’t rot the roots of the plant.
Most succulents will grow a new plant by pulling a leaf off and laying it aside on top off the soil. It is not necessary
for all succulents as I have taking pieces without roots and placed them directly in a planter with great results.