All the of the succulents you see below are native to South Africa and of course are strictly indoor plants here in Canada. Most varieties like bright sunlight and only need to be watered when they have dried out completely. I used a special blend of potting soil specifically mixed for cactuses and succulents. The special soil is a good idea as it contains more sand than regular potting soil and allows better drainage.
A succulent is a plant that has extra fleshy leaves and stems to be able to survive in arid and dry conditions, much like the cactus . However here is where some people get confused. Cactuses are a form of succulent because of their fleshy leaves and stems, but to be classified as a cactus the plant must also bear thrones, spines or some other prickly defence system. So if you see a plant that looks like a cactus but has no prickly bits, it will most likely be a succulent.
When I have time I look forward to painting some of these unusual looking plants. Needless to say this spontaneous project was really fun and allowed me to feel the joy of spring planting when there is still heaps of snow outside.
Here are my lovely plants just out of the bag, ready to be re-potted.
A freshly potted trio of Echeveria "Lola",Echeveria "Dondo", and Jade Plant
I love how these two turned out, in the first pot starting at the back we have, Rainbow Elephant Plant, Kalanchoe Chocolate Solider, and Baby Toes. The second pot contains Jade Plant "Gollum", Blue Chalk Sticks, and Tiger Jaws