What is the difference between exotic plants and succulents ?
We all know that plants bring joy and life to any space, whether it’s a home, office, or outdoor garden. And with so many different types of plants to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know which one is the best fit for you. Today, we’re going to talk about the differences between exotic plants and succulents and why they have different watering needs.
Exotic plants are known for their unique and striking appearance. These plants are typically native to tropical regions and require warm temperatures, bright light, and humidity to thrive. Some examples of exotic plants include bird of paradise, orchids, and ferns.
When it comes to watering, exotic plants require more water than succulents. They prefer to be kept consistently moist, and it’s important to never let the soil dry out completely. For indoor exotic plants, it’s best to water them once a week or when the top inch of soil is dry. For outdoor exotic plants, the frequency of watering will depend on the weather and the size of the container.
On the other hand, succulents are known for their ability to store water in their leaves, stems, and roots. These plants are typically native to desert regions and can withstand hot and dry conditions. Some examples of succulents include cactus, aloe vera, and jade plants.
Succulents require less water than exotic plants and have different watering needs. They prefer to be kept on the dry side and it’s important to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. For indoor succulents, it’s best to wait until the soil is completely dry before watering again. For outdoor succulents, it’s best to wait for a week or more before watering, depending on the weather and the size of the container.
In summary, exotic plants and succulents have different watering needs. Exotic plants require more water and humidity to thrive, while succulents are adapted to hot and dry conditions and require less water. Keep in mind the environment, the size of the container, and the weather when watering your plants. With proper care, both exotic plants and succulents can bring joy and life to any space.
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