This type of plants is naturally chosen for aesthetic taste, there can then be other factors that influence the choice, generally because they do not require much maintenance, they do not dirty because they do not have leaves or branches, because they are plants that live long and, being characterized by a rather slow growth, they must not be pruned, transplanted or moved into larger environments. Finally, a garden of succulent plants should not be watered periodically, on the contrary, during the vegetative rest period the plants do not need water, therefore they save on irrigation systems and on the management of the whole garden as a whole. In recent times, especially in cases where large spaces are available, this type of solution is spreading more and more, in fact many enthusiasts create those that in slang are called "rock gardens", that is natural habitats particularly suitable for succulent plants. to the different species of succulents, with little soil and soil conditions very similar to the natural environments originating from succulent plants, for example the arid areas of North America.What kind of succulents do you use for an outdoor garden
The creation of a garden of succulents offers the possibility of choosing different solutions of color, shape and size and flowering. In fact, you can play with both the dimensions, taking into account that there are dwarf and giant species, and with the blooms, different in colors and for periods of the year. The main family of succulents for outdoor gardens is that of cacti, their exact scientific classification is Cactaceae plants, and there are over 3000 species and more than 120 genera. For an outdoor garden you can choose succulent succulent plants, those without thorns and with flowers, evergreen plants and those belonging to the genus of the American Agave. The succulents are the most precious, the most loved specimens by collectors. Many species are small, such as succulent plants that are called rare, because they live in particular climatic conditions, or because they are difficult to cultivate. The main characteristic of this family of succulent plants is above all the shape. You can choose bizarre shapes and species that adapt to different climatic conditions, you can for example transplant into a garden succulent plants that have been cultivated in pots, there are plants with trunks and branches that resist very well in Mediterranean climates and that are hardly attacked by external agents and parasites. To make an outdoor garden of succulents safer, you can choose plants without thorns, which can for example be placed near avenues where you walk. These types of plants are called Aizoaceae and are native to Asia or South America. Over the years, just after a better adaptation to the climatic conditions, this species has changed the spines into leaves. Aizoaceae are among the longest-lived species, precisely because they manage to accumulate greater water reserves inside the leaves and are also more protected from the sun's rays. The succulent plants with flowers are finally the most delicate, in fact there are few specimens that bloom or bear fruit, this happens especially in spring and summer to healthy specimens. To see a succulent plant bloom, optimal climatic conditions and above all many years are needed, there are species that bloom every 10 years and even fat plants like the Carnegiae, which can produce giant flowers after a germination period of more than 50 years.
How to care for a succulent garden
Certainly the most important factor for a succulent garden is the light. The garden must be located in a very bright and sunny area for most of the day. We also need to guarantee these plants suitable climatic conditions, serve the heat in the summer season and mild temperatures are needed in the winter. Finally, as mentioned, there is no need for frequent irrigation, in summer the plants have important nourishment reserves, while in winter the humidity must be kept constant also because if the water is too much the succulent plants suffer, become ill and I can even die.