3 Ways to Identify Your Succulents

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When going about your daily life, it is highly likely that you run into a succulent that you find so beautiful, but don’t know the name of. Or you might have just bought a succulent that you don’t know the name of thinking it can be grown like any other succulent. However, not all succulents need the exact same care to grow to their fullest potential. Use our methods in this article to determine what succulents you own or have seen.

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3 Ways to Identify Your Succulents

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Start with a good photo

To begin with, you will always need to have a good photo to ID your succulent (However, if you are going to ask someone in person you might not need that). I would advise you to photograph the plant where it stands on its own. Rather than taking a picture of it where it has been placed in an arrangement.

If the plant you like is already in an arrangement then I would advise you to zoom in, and crop so that is the only plant visible. Doing so will help people understanding what plant you are asking about. It is vital that you still have enough of the plant in the photo so that people can help you identify succulents.

When the plant is blooming it can be easier to identify succulents. So if you are lucky enough to have a plant in full bloom, capture a photo of it and include it with the ‘non-blooming-photo’. By doing so you are helping people to see exactly what you have, and it can give you a more accurate identification. 

Be sure that you take a photo in a well-lit area if that is not possible to use the flash. If you capture images of the plant where it is quite dark often the main colors of the plant can get mixed with what they really look like.

To sum it all up for you, it is vital to capture the best photo you can of the succulent. The better the photo, the easier it is for people to help you identify the succulents.

3 Ways to Identify Your Succulents

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Facebook Groups

We love posting our succulent photos on our Facebook page and groups to help people get the best IDs out there. Usually, we reply quite fast so you don’t have to worry. In addition to that, it is fun to be in a community of people with the same interest as you!

We here at Succulent Network have a Facebook group for you to join, simply Click Here to request to be in our group. Often I have met like-minded people in Facebook groups that are likelier to help you find what you need rather than member forums. 

It is always important to say thank you to the people that have helped you with your suggestions. When you are in a group it is important to be interactive, it will help down the line. The more interactive you are the better the community becomes and the more you might learn.

The Succulent Plant Page Gallery

This Gallery of Succulents is perhaps one of the hardest ways for you to identify your succulent, but it still has some helpful resources. You browse through their images and see which matches your plant the best. You’ll likely come away knowing a little bit more than you did be for at least the genus of the plant, which is a great place to start!

Types of Succulents Page

In addition to the other method mentioned above, there is our Succulent Type page that can help you identify your succulents. We update the page regularly with all the latest information you might need to know about the succulent. The page has images along with information about how you should water the plant, care for and propagate your new succulent.

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