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Question: succulent plants


hi everyone, I'm an improvised fan of succulents and would like to know if I can keep them at home, in front of the windows. thank you in advance

Answer: succulent plants


Dear Erica,
the term succulent plants indicates thousands of species of plants, often belonging to the family of cacti; in nature these plants live in arid places, with a strong insolation and strong daily temperature ranges, but which nevertheless present a certain differentiation between the climates of the different seasons. For this reason most of the cacti are prepared to face hot and dry seasons, short cool and wet periods and cold and completely dry winters. If grown in the apartment we force these plants to face only the summer season and a perennial synthetic "spring", due to the climate present in the house.
Since cacti are resistant plants, they generally survive even in hostile climates, even if they do not present a correct development in these cases.
Often succulent plants that do not pass through a period of semi-vegetative rest, due to the cold climate, tend not to produce flowers, thus causing us to lose one of the main attractions of these particular plants.
For this reason, generally in winter, most cacti and succulents are left in a cold greenhouse, completely dry, sheltered from bad weather, but with temperatures even below zero.
In this way the plants enter in vegetative rest, and at the end of the days in late winter they begin to prepare the buds for the spring and summer flowers.
Clearly, since we are talking about thousands of plant species, there are several exceptions and particular behaviors.
You have recently been caught by this disease, which is common to all succulent lovers; over the next few weeks it is convenient for you to inform yourself, by identifying the plants you are growing, to understand what their needs are.
In general, succulent plants always grown at home tend to survive, but stop flowering, and in the long run they mumify.