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Are Succulents Desert Plants? [13 REPLIES FOUND]

WATERINGWhat is common to all succulent habitats, regardless of differences in ambient conditions, is that they are all semi-arid 🤓 So overwatering them is a sure death sentence 🙌 But ‘semi’ is also an important word here – some people imagine succulents to belong to bone-dry areas and swing to the other extreme of severe underwatering. Although semi-arid locations do occasionally get rain, the succulents will store water during these periods. Then, they’ll dry. So instead of lightly watering or spritsing succulents everyday, ‘soak and dry’ is a better strategy- water till it starts dripping from drainage holes, and then allow the soil to go dry. [1]
Sonoran Desert yearlings only germinate during a limited window in fall after the summer heat has subsided, and before the winter cold sets in. Most species require at least an inch of rainfall to germinate during this time. This combination is called survival insurance. A quarter inch of rainfall in mild fall weather will supply enough soil moisture for the plants to survive. germinating seeds Even if there is almost no rain, the seeds will still mature and bear fruit. Another insurance is that not all the seeds may germinate, even in the most favorable conditions. While the mechanism is not yet known, it can be estimated that a certain percentage will germinate. year’s crop of desert lupine seeds will not germinate until they are ten years old. [2]
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Specialists from desertmuseum.orgSonoran Desert Annuals germinate best in fall after summer heat has subsided, and before winter freeze arrives. For most species, this window must see at least an inch of rain. This combination is considered survival insurance. One inch of rain during the mild autumn weather will supply enough soil moisture for germinating seed to mature and give birth even though almost no rain has fallen that year. You can also take additional insurance. Not all seeds germinate under ideal conditions. Some remain dormant. Even though the mechanism is not understood, it has been proven that a small percentage of all desert lupine seed crops will fail to germinate before they reach ten years of age. [3]
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Joyusgarden.com Continued to say that the desert plants are now a part of modern garden and home design. Many are available. plants in the desert that can survive in a xeriscape garden Or even inside a glass-terrarium. The term xeriscape is derived from the Greek word xeros, which means “dry,” and is a form of landscaping that conserves water through the use of native plants. Desert plants thus have become popular They are great for landscaping, as they can be easily cared for due to their drought tolerance. Queen Victoria The Mexican thread grass, the golden poppy and the agave. Below is a list of 127 desert plants. We are grateful to Rayshan N., Bournemouth United Kingdom, for this information. [4]
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Article references

  1. https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2019/jan/22/who-said-all-succulents-are–desert-plants-1928716.html
  2. https://www.desertmuseum.org/members/sonorensis/week1.php
  3. https://www.desertmuseum.org/programs/succulents_adaptation.php
  4. https://www.joyusgarden.com/stunning-desert-plants-succulents/
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