20 indoor cacti and succulents with amazingly beautiful flowering
Incredible flowers on your favorite cacti and succulents always seem even more attractive because of the amazing endurance of the plants themselves. Magnificent bells and dazzling stars remind that nature has many miracles in store. And although many indoor succulents need special wintering conditions for flowering, they still remain cultures that are content with minimal care and are suitable for everyone.
Features of flowering succulents
Due to their unique ability to store water, succulents are considered the best candidates for modern interiors that can do with minimal maintenance. They do not suffer if they forget to water, retain their beauty and compactness for many years. You can not be afraid to leave them for the period of the trip, and use it absolutely anything.
The time when succulents huddled on window sills (or at computers supposedly to "absorb" radiation) has long passed. Thanks to the designers, succulents appeared in a new light - as the best plants that can be planted in florariums and terrariums, original flower pots and wall coasters. They, merging with the decor, furniture and objects of art, enliven the space, without requiring special care and time. And they always look neat and elegant, impeccable and extravagant.
But no matter how cute live stones, multi-colored cacti, original stone roses, amazing “hedgehogs” haworthies with perfect symmetry, each of their admirers will sooner or later have a desire to see something more.
The flowering of succulents is not such a common sight. And still he is surrounded by some magical atmosphere of exoticism. Desert flowers, even if they can be observed at every turn, have not lost their unique charm from this.
Flowering succulents always occurs after a period of rest. And for the buds to wake up, the conditions for the plants must strictly correspond to those that “trigger” this process in nature. Drought and cold are the main parameters responsible for the process of preparing for flowering for those who are able to store water in the trunks and leaves of plants.
Despite the fact that wintering parameters need to be selected for each plant species according to its individual habits (even cacti require different maintenance regimes during the dormant period), there must be something common in this phase for all succulents: the temperature is not higher than 15 degrees and not below 5, an almost dry regime of maintenance with very scarce watering or without them at all.
At the same time, the correct wintering often seems to be a big challenge in the conditions of standard city apartments, it has more advantages and opportunities than disadvantages. Maintaining an optimal wintering regime makes it easier to care for plants at times.
During the cold phase of dormancy, you can actually forget about succulents, taking the time to check their condition no more than once a month. Any unheated or partially heated balcony, loggia, cold entrance hall, cool northern room for a rest period will do.
Conventionally, all succulents that can bloom in the room format are surprisingly bright, can be divided into several categories:
- Ordinary and forest cacti;
- Miniature succulents;
- Exotics with bright flowering.
A list of ordinary cacti with the most spectacular flowering read on the next page.