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Succulent is a very popular home plant that you can find almost everywhere. They are not only beautiful but also easy to care for. Succulent identification is not challenging because this term points to plants that store moisture in their leaves, stems, or roots. Thus, most succulent leaves have a fleshy look and come in a lot of different colors. Their ability to keep the water makes them hardy – they can survive heat waves and prolonged droughts. That’s why your little succu friends will be very forgiving if you skip the watering.
There are many succulent species, so there are multiple varieties of them. These are plants from different families, so they possess a wide variety of unique features. And this is why you need to know how to identify succulents. Here’s a list of the most common types of these fleshy greenies to make identification easier:
Sedum succulents, such as Golden Sedum, Coastal Stonecrop, Sedum Confusum, etc.;
Echeverias, including but not limited to Painted Echeveria, Black Hens and Chicks, Dusty Rose;
Aeonium – our favs are Mountain Rose, Dwarf Aeonium, Black Tree;
Sedeveria succulents, which are a cross between Sedum and Echeveria species;
Fuzzy succulents – Panda plant, White Chenille plant, Echeveria Setosa;
Aloe – Aloe Blizzard, Aloe Christmas Carol, Aloe Delta Dawn.
Succulent is a very unusual, mythical-looking plant that you definitely want to have at home. However, it could be challenging to provide proper care without being able to identify succulent plants. There are 2 ways how you can easily identify a species of your plant:
The first way to identify your succulent is by hand. All you need is just to look at your plant, provide some research, and learn about little details that make the difference. There are three main characteristics:
The shape of leaves (strappy or spiky)
Growing habits (the way leaves grow, rosette forming)
Peculiar characteristics (babies growing on the edges of foliage, different colors of leaves, spikes, and hairs on leaves)
This way is effortless but your identification might not so accurate because there are a lot of visibly similar species which differ in their care requirements.
The second way is to use a Myplantin succulent identifier. Using a succulent id app for this purpose is much more accurate; all you need to do is install our app, register, and take a picture of your plant! Check the lighting level before taking a snap because the color of the leaves might change, and the app can regard your succulent as another one.
A great advantage of Myplantin over other apps is that you will not only get the species of your greenie but also receive a detailed plan on how to care for your particular plant.
Of course, you might just go to the nursery and ask, “what kind of succulent do I have?” But let's take a look at the benefits of digital identification, which will make you change your mind. This feature:
Provides clear growing information (light preferences of your plant, how often you should water it, etc.);
Uncovers all the details (app includes all the information about your succulent);
Protects us from potential harm (there are a lot of toxic plants that look similar to safe ones but are poisonous for humans or pets).
Yes! Check Myplantin. It is an app that will help you identify your succulents with just one picture. Also, they provide all the care information and a bunch of other handy features.
To know your Echeveria better, you have to take a photo of it with the Myplantin succulent id app, and you will learn how it grows and how to look after it.