Fat plants


Much loved and sometimes even collected by some people, here are succulents, an improper name because they should be called succulent plants, that is, equipped with specific fabrics that allow them to store huge quantities of water that will be needed during periods of drought. Not everyone knows that the peculiarity of these types of plants to have fleshy leaves, roots and stems is precisely given by these tissues. Articles in collaboration with the succulent plants section of giardino.it. All of us will have happened to associate all succulents with the generic name of cactus, but this is a mistake because the cactus belongs to a specific family of succulents, that is succulents. This type of plant has adapted very well to dry and drought environments, ... continue


Articles on: Succulents


  • Cactus

    Although it is an exotic succulent plant certainly not native to Italy, the cactus is a plant that arouses a lot of interest and fascination in many people due to its curious shapes
  • Crassula

    Crassula is one of the most beautiful succulents and it is also easy to grow ... just follow a few small tricks
  • Agaves

    Growing agaves can be difficult if you don't take some precautions related to winter temperatures and other particularly delicate aspects for these species
  • Sedum

    Sedum is a generic term used to indicate many succulents that resist exceptionally even in areas of prolonged drought, do not need special care and do not suffer
  • Prickly pear

    The prickly pear is a plant that is grown in the hottest areas of Italy and that can also be found in the wild in many areas of the Mediterranean
  • Treating succulents

    No specific techniques are required to treat succulents, just follow some basic principles of gardening. Pay attention to repotting, irrigation, fertilization and the combination c
  • Succulents favors

    Succulents can be used to create unusual wedding favors. They do not need to be watered often and, if properly packaged, can create a fun surprise effect.
  • Crassula ovata

    The crassula ovata comes to resemble a sapling, as it can reach a meter in height, but it is also a pleasant seedling that originates from a leaf. It is one of the most common succulents
  • Mother-in-law's tongue

    The Mother-in-law's tongue needs a moist, well-drained and not very compact soil. To obtain an appreciable flowering, it is recommended to fertilize the plant once a month during the pe
  • Euphorbia

    To be able to properly cultivate euphorbia it would be advisable to know how to best cure it. It would be advisable to know the best soils in which to cultivate it, the right irrigations, the
  • Euphorbia

    The name of euphorbia refers to numerous species of plants with the most diverse shapes. However, they have some traits in common such as low resistance to low temperatures and the shape of the flowers. Yes
  • American agave origins

    American Agave is a plant that is easy to grow, as it resists cold temperatures and requires little water to develop fully. The plant loves sun exposure and can be a

continue ..., where the presence of rains is very scarce, in fact they are typical of pre-desert areas. Succulents do not present particular difficulties in their cultivation, they need a lot of light and airy places, the most suitable soil is porous and well drained because even this type of plants fear water stagnation; a detail that requires attention in the care of succulents is the transition from winter to spring, that is, after the darkness of the winter season, the plant must gradually get used to the greatest amount of light and sun to avoid burning it. In the various articles we will talk to you in depth about the various kinds of succulents, their flowering period and we will give you tips to take care of them at best. Of course we will also explain the characteristics of the cactus, a succulent plant belonging to the cactaceae family, whose flowers grow attached to the stem. This type of plant has adapted very well especially in the warmer areas of Italy, for example we find many of them in Puglia where they are present in large expanses. Today cacti are often used to decorate corners of our homes or to create beautiful compositions to put in the garden. The cactaceae plants are typical of the areas ranging from Canada to Patagonia, massively populate the steppes and prairies. As you will see in the articles in this section, there are also many varieties of succulent plants and with infinite shapes. We will also give you tips on how to make beautiful flower beds, decorations and small landscapes. Obviously, like any plant, even succulents are subject to more or less serious diseases and to the attack of various parasites, so we will show you the most suitable remedies to defeat these enemies and thus allow your succulents to grow healthy and robust. The world of succulents always presents new secrets to discover and is shrouded in mystery. You will discover with us, the meaning that succulents have for the greats of literature, but not only. In fact, it is said of plants capable of attacking humans and having dimensions clearly superior to ours. For this reason they inspire fear and charm at the same time. The world of succulents is still to be discovered, what are you waiting for?


Some flowering succulents you absolutely must know: the easy guide

Although many still believe that the flowering succulents do not exist or are difficult to cultivate, there are many variety that give away between spring and summer blooms spectacular and colorful.

Some varieties of fat plants, in fact, they produce the flowers upon completion of theirs maturity. The process can take many years (up to 40!), But in other cases already after one year you can see the first blooms. Again depending on the variety, the flowering succulents they keep their flowers for a single day or for 3-4 months.

In most cases it is delicate flowers, silky to the touch and large. THE colors, generally, they are lively and warm, ranging from intense yellow and orange, until the pink, red, in scarlet and carmine shades. Let's see together which are the flowering varieties more common, beautiful and simple to grow.


Colorful succulents

Succulent gardens are decorative and easy to maintain. In fact, succulents are suitable for being grown outdoors, require few interventions, last a long time and are extremely versatile. Not to mention the qualities available, practically infinite. The only thing that must not be missing is the sun, which they love so much. While in winter it is important that there is enough humidity to keep them healthy. Here are the coolest ideas for the garden.

Succulent gardens are decorative and easy to maintain. In fact, succulents are suitable for being grown outdoors, require few interventions, last a long time and are extremely versatile. Not to mention the qualities available, practically infinite. The only thing that must not be missing is the sun, which they love so much. While in winter it is important that there is enough humidity to keep them healthy. Here are the coolest ideas for the garden.


This succulent plant is called "desert Rose" her flowering it bowls in spring and lasts until the end of summer. L'Adenium it is an excellent plant to decorate the home and gracefully adorns the outdoor spaces.

Adenium (Desert Rose) © stock.adobe


Succulents: graceful solutions inside white jars to decorate various rooms of the house

Succulents: here is a splendid composition inside a rectangular glass vase

Composition of succulents: an original idea that uses the hollow of a trunk

Different colors and shapes in these enchanting compositions placed inside spherical glass vases

A composition in which the unmistakable beauty of haworthia stands out

Three white and gray jars with splendid echeveria specimens inside

Still the echoveria protagonist inside a truly original vase

An adorable composition of echeverias in a round outdoor vase

Falling succulents, a perfect composition to hang

A magnificent specimen of aloe vera in a basket

The kalonchoe is a succulent plant particularly widespread for ornamental purposes thanks to its colorful flowers

Another adorable composition with the kalonchoe protagonist together with some ivy

A play of squares and colors with the crassula ovata gollum in the foreground

A rich outdoor composition with various species including sedum

Depending on the species, flowering occurs from March to September. Let's now talk about a very nice succulent plant, native to Central America: the echeveria. Its peculiarity is the fleshy, oval-shaped, compact leaves arranged in a rosette.

Another impressive composition with sedum, kalonchoe and echeveria

Another very suggestive proposal for the composition of succulents

A specimen of echinocactus polycea

Close up on a blooming astrophyte

Circular shape and a bright fuchsia characterize the mammilaria

A focus on a blooming rebutia with an enchanting orange color

Another example of rebutia, this time in its pink and white version

Compositions of various species of succulents including the crassula

But also your outdoor space, on a windowsill, on the balcony, in a beautiful vase like those proposed from which you can draw inspiration to create your personalized composition. This is a truly original idea, low cost and impactful for you, but also for a gift that, rest assured, will not go unnoticed. In addition, everything that is made with your own hands has an unparalleled value. You just have to get to work and amaze with your beautiful compositions.


Sedum palmeri

Native to the mountains of Mexico, present in nature with more than 600 species and able to proliferate even in the Himalayas, Sedum is one of the classic examples of evergreen outdoor plants. It is fully included among the hanging succulents, since it can often be seen protruding from the balcony sills even for a few meters in length!

It can be placed in a vase or directly in the garden, if you have it, guaranteeing at least a few hours a day of exposure to light. In winter it should not even be watered and in February it will give beautiful flowers, with remarkable therapeutic qualities.


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