Dormancy time and maintenance management of succulent plants during dormancy
It can be said that most succulent plants have dormancy periods, some are dormant in summer and others are dormant in winter. Knowing more about succulent dormancy period is helpful for us to better cultivate our own succulent plants and provide them with a better conservation environment. If the meat is not maintained properly during the dormancy period, it is very likely to cripple or kill the meat.
Points for attention during dormancy of succulent plants
Dormancy is a dangerous time for succulent plants, but it is a bit mysterious for growers. Many plants die during or shortly after dormancy, mostly because they are too dry or not carefully monitored during dormancy. Dormancy is part of their life cycle, and when light and temperature are no longer suitable for them to be active, they need a rest to maintain their health. And your task is to accompany them through this period.
The first sign that a plant goes dormant is to stop growing. Then soon the leaves will turn yellow and fall off, and the rosette will close. Some kinds of succulent plants (such as apricots) will all shrink into the soil and grow a paper-like skin to protect themselves.
In October, this Xiba Queen's jade bar, scientific name: Pachypodium densiflorum (summer type species) showed signs of dormancy, and its leaves began to fall off from the bottom.
This tree, Haworthia cooperi (winter type), goes into dormancy in June, and the rosette closes.
Although it can't be seen on the outside, the plant is not idle when it is dormant. Transpiration continues, and the water supply cannot be stopped. Their roots need a certain amount of humidity, so they can't stay dry completely, otherwise the roots will dry to death. For slow-growing varieties, signs of decline may not appear until the beginning of spring. What you did to them in winter will be retaliated in April and May, though it may be months later.
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