In order to adapt to the environment in the place of origin of succulents, almost every cultivar has formed an annual dormant or semi-dormant physiological habit. (Due to different species, their dormant periods are in summer and some in winter. The breeds are in the second season of summer and winter. Although they “migrated” to foreign countries and have bred ten generations, eight generations, or even thousands of generations, this habit is still “unwilling to change.”
Because of this habit, management, and growth in this period There is a difference in period management. If “same treatment”, it is easy to make the succulents grow badly, even rot and die, causing failure or loss. Therefore, identify the succulent plant growth and dormancy period and the management of the corresponding period, and cultivate and maintain the succulent plants Vital.
Dormancy characteristics of succulents:
View body color: 1. Leaf color is dull and matte. 2. The leaf color of the whole plant is basically the same. 3. Discoloration of lower leaves, or discoloration of the whole plant. 4. The color of the stem is slightly the same, and the branch tip is basically the same. 5. Belt and petrochemical varieties have the same color.
Observing the root system: 1. The interruption color of the root is slightly the same as that of the root. 2. The root is slightly older than the middle section of the root, and the root diameter is gradually smaller. 3. No obvious new root system at the root.
Observation of growth status: 1. Heartleaf: pointed leaves become wider and the sheet is extended outwards; they become shorter and flat-topped; wide shaped leaves extend outward. 2. There is a small number of fallen leaves, and the tip of the leaf or the top of the leaf has withered. 3. Completely dormant, the whole plant deciduous, and some varieties withered stems above the soil. 4. Stem and branch tips age and become obtuse. 5. Plant growth is stagnant.