20 Photos of Succulents That Can Turn Your Home Into a Thriving Rosarium
From dolphins to bunny ears, there’s no limit to the funny and intricate shapes that succulents can take. But now, let’s prepare for another form of succulent: its petals will be in the form of a blooming rosebud, and it can grow up to 6 inches, which is just about the size of an actual rose.
Here at Bright Side, we love that there’s no need to cut real roses or watch them whither within a few days thanks to this alternative that requires no extra fuss. Let’s take a look at these rose-mimickers together.
This succulent is found mainly in the Canary Islands, but as it has become increasingly popular, you can buy it on Amazon, and many other online retailers, and grow your own “rose garden” at home. One of its peculiarities is that it is usually green during the winter and the “rosebuds” turn pink when it’s hot.
Unlike real roses that are quite demanding in terms of watering and life conditions, these succulents are not that vulnerable or fussy. All you need to remember is that they don’t like hot or dry weather and their true growth season is winter or spring. Growing them in moist shade will make them rise and shine.
They’ll feel the best in a sandy loam or a regular potting mix rather than a special mix for cacti and succulents. This is because they need some moisture. At the same time, you don’t have to water them often, as they store their natural moisture in their leaves, and overwatering is harmful to these plants as it may provoke root rot.
These plants have been in high demand, so you’ll probably want some yourself. They’re easily propagated because a healthy plant easily grows many babies around its base. You can remove them with a quick snip and then let them sit in soil. However, propagating by leaf will hardly be successful.
Another way to start growing them is by buying seeds. This is quite a challenge because you’ll need to wait for a longer time until you get the result. But if you’re a real succulent enthusiast, you can try it with the help of online instruction.
What kinds of plants do you have at home that you’re especially proud of? We’d love to see photos of them!