Going by the Instagram, growing succulents is a cake walk, you should just keep them in a shady area and water them rarely and you will see a wonderful result, but in reality I have seen people struggling hard to grow succulents.
There are few things that you should take into consideration while selecting a succulents such as your local temperature, humidity, water quality and above all you skill with plants. As we all know that succulents are plants that store water in there leaves, roots or stems and need very less water to thrive, and very well know that excess water will kill them but very few of us know that temperature plays a very vital role in the selection of the succulents.
All succulents are comfortable in the temperature range of 10 to 30 degrees C, the trouble starts only above or below this temperature. Wait wait do not panic there are beautiful succulents for temperatures above 30 degrees C , only thing is that your range becomes a little narrow. So lets talk about two temperature ranges, between 10 to 30 degrees C and above 30 degrees C.
10 to 30 degrees C
As already mentioned that if your local temperature are between this range then you are very lucky and you can grow any type of succulents and you just have to follow the basic rules of watering and the soil selection as mentioned in our earlier blogs.
You can grow all most all the succulents in this temperature range and the choice can be from any of the following succulents.
Agave , Aloe, Crassulas, Echeverias, Euphorbias, Haworthias, Gasterias, Kalanchoes, Peperomias, sedums, Senecios, Sansevierias and others.
Above 30 degrees C
The testing times come when the temperatures are above 30 degrees C and the nights are hot. This is the region where you have to be selective, not all the succulents grow in this kind of temperatures. The choice has to be made in the following succulents only
Aloe, Crassulas, Euphorbias, Haworthias, Gasterias, Kalanchoes and Sansevierias. All that juice and fleshy Kalanchoes, Peperomias, sedums, Senecios and Echeverias should be avoided as they cannot thrive in this temperatures.