What Are Heart Succulents And How To Care For Them

The succulents are becoming more and more popular because they are very easy to maintain and very decorative plants. This variety of cactus, whose scientific name is Conophytum bilobum, has a characteristic feature: its heart shape. This detail undoubtedly makes it one of the favorites of plant lovers.

If you have little time but want to add nature to your home, this is an excellent option since it requires very little water. You can have it both indoors and outdoors. It is advisable to water it once a week and place it in a place where it receives sunlight.

These succulents, also called “living stones” because of their appearance, are native to South Africa and are characterized by growing in groups. They are very small and their flowers grow during autumn and are yellow and orange. Although they grow in very few places, they can be found in nurseries and specialized stores.

They are very small and their flowers grow during autumn and are yellow and orange.
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Like other varieties, the succulent hearts require very little care but there are some considerations to be taken into account. They must have good drainage, as the root can easily rot. It is recommended to place a base of coarse sand to absorb excess moisture.

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The trick to watering them properly is to pay attention to the appearance of the plant. If it is in summer, add a little water only when it starts to wilt. In the case of winter, water frequently after the previous season has dried out. On the other hand, it is not necessary to transplant them frequently, so they can remain in the same pot for a long time.

To encourage its growth, this plant must have good ventilation. In terms of temperature, it can resist up to -2°C. If you want to reproduce it, you can do it with its seeds, which grow very easily. It is suggested to germinate them for 3 or 4 days in a humid environment which helps their growth. If you have the experience, you can do it by cutting another succulent of its species.

Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.

Sources: Bioguia