Carefree enjoyment with ROOTLESS in the house
ROOTLESS succulents stay beautiful for an exceptionally long time, even without water.
What is a ROOTLESS succulent?
The name says it all: ROOTLESS succulents are succulents without roots. The word succulent means ‘full of juice’. ROOTLESS succulents consist of only a rosette. As the plant stores its moisture in this heart of leaves, you can never give a ROOTLESS too much or too little water!
ROOTLESS succulents are grown in a seed pot, in which they develop to just the right size. When the rosette of a ROOTLESS succulent is big enough, it is cut loose from the potting soil. Examples of ROOTLESS succulents are Echeveria, Aloe and Gasteria. ROOTLESS succulents are also referred to as cut succulents.
Each of these varieties is beautiful, strong and easy to maintain:
- High-quality succulent
- Can also be suspended in a pot
- Timeless and easy to combine
- Months of green happiness, WITHOUT any need to water
- Perfect to use as a decoration for parties and celebrations (including weddings)
- A genuine eye-catcher
How does a ROOTLESS survive?
A succulent has the capacity to store moisture in its roots, stems and leaves. This is how the plant survives dry periods. They are real survivors!
Some succulents, such as the Echeveria, only store water in their leaves. The Echeveria’s leaves are thick and stretched to full capacity by the leaf juices.
The plant absorbs moisture from the lower leaves first. This mechanism allows the plant to survive for months. As a result, you can enjoy your ROOTLESS for a long time without having to give it any extra water!
From where does the Echeveria originate?
Just like the Crassula, Pachyphytum and Pachyveria, the Echeveria belongs to the family of Crassulaceae. Echeverias grow in the north-eastern part of Mexico, in an area with mostly deserts and barren hilly landscapes. They grow here on a rather rocky substrate.
The Echeveria has a rosette of fleshy leaves, in an enormous diversity of colours varying from deep green to reddish. There are varieties with woolly, hairy leaves and varieties that are completely smooth. The Echeveria is a fantastic succulent with numerous possibilities.
From where do the Aloe and the Gasteria originate?
We also use Aloe and Gasteria in our arrangements. These succulents belong to the Asphodelaceae family. They grow in the vast and rugged landscapes of South Africa.
Both the Aloe and the Gasteria can be distinguished by their green triangular leaves, on which you can discern a unique pattern. The leaves, ranging in colour from light to dark green, have a lovely compact growing habit.
ROOTLESS succulents remain exceptionally beautiful, even when they are not watered. Thanks to the following care tips you will be able to enjoy them for a seemingly infinite amount of time.
ROOTLESS succulenten blijven uitzonderlijk lang mooi, zelfs zonder water. Met deze verzorgingstips beleef je eindeloos veel plezier.
My ROOTLESS succulent is dropping leaves!
It’s only natural for an Echeverias to lose some of the leaves at the bottom. Is the fallen leaf brown, small or dry? If so, it is no longer of any use to the plant. If the leaf has a good leaf base (the lower part of the leaf) and is full of juice, you can use this leaf to grow a new plant. Make sure the leaf is intact and let it dry for 7 days. Next, lay it on top of a substrate composed of potting soil and spray it every day with a plant sprayer. After a while, you will see roots starting to emerge. Tiny Echeverias will grow from these roots. Once they are bigger, you can transfer them in a larger pot.
Can a ROOTLESS succulent flower?
Certainly, ROOTLESS succulents flower! Their flowers are often very beautiful, with a lovely shape and bright, vivid shades colours. They can be a magenta, or even orange. After the plant had completed its winter rest period, the flowers will start to emerge from its axils. Roots have no influence on the growth and flowering of the plant because ROOTLESS succulents derive their energy from their leaves.
What is the best place to put my ROOTLESS succulent?
ROOTLESS succulents are not afraid of sunlight and can be kept in front of all windows. Direct sunlight is not a problem. On the contrary, sunlight increases the intensity of the leaf colour. These plants like to be kept outdoors in summer. They thrive on a veranda, balcony or patio during this season. The natural habitat of ROOTLESS succulents are warm, sunny areas, after all.
Does a ROOTLESS succulent need water?
ROOTLESS succulents can survive for a long time without water because they store moisture in their leaves. So, if you have a ROOTLESS succulent, there is no need to worry about watering it. What could possibly be more convenient?
Can a ROOTLESS succulent grow roots?
After a few weeks, you may see some roots sprouting from your ROOTLESS succulent. By then, the plant will have entered survival mode. These small roots are a sign of life and tell you that the plant is ready to be planted.
The colours of the roots may vary from one variety to another, but Echeverias have the most beautiful roots of all. They are a lovely shade of the palest pink.
Can I repot a ROOTLESS succulent?
ROOTLESS succulents can survive for a long time without water – even without roots. If you want to propagate you succulents, you will need a pot containing some potting soil. The potting soil should be a bit sandy, to ensure proper drainage. The succulent should not have any open wounds (to prevent root rot).
Thoroughly wet the potting soil and put your ROOTLESS on top of it. The plant will ‘smell’ the water and start to grow roots. After 6-10 weeks, your ROOTLESS will have enough roots to bind itself to the soil. Your rootless succulent will now become a plant with roots. The best time to do this is in the spring, as increasing daylight will help the plant to grow. Make sure your plant is not flowering. You cannot repot a succulent when it is putting its energy into flowering.