Tips & Tricks
ROOTLESS succulents are protected by a waxy or powdery coating
Succulents such as Echeverias, Pachyphytum and Dudleya have quite a thick coating of wax on their leaves. This powdery coating serves as a natural sunscreen and enables the plant to withstand both heat and cold.
Each succulent has its own properties and characteristics, which is why this wax coating can differ from one variety to another. Echeveria lilacina, for example, has a beautiful white coating, while Echeveria agavoides is green and has no coating at all.
Is your ROOTLESS growing a long stem?
The core of a ROOTLESS can become elongated. Particularly Echeverias are prone to this problem. The plant almost literally crawls towards the light, a process called ‘etiolation’. An etiolated succulent has a ‘leggy’ look, and its leaves are spaced wider apart. To remedy this, you need to put the succulent in brighter light. If you do this soon enough, the plant will adjust its growing habit all by itself. However, if this fails, you can cut off the top of the succulent and repot it.
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.
Can a ROOTLESS succulent get roots?
After a few weeks, you can see roots in ROOTLESS. The cut of the rosette will then be dried. The plant then goes into survival mode. The small roots are a sign of life and indicate that the plant is ready to be planted.
The colors of the roots may vary depending on the type of plant, but at Echeverias they are most beautiful: These roots have a colour between white and pink
Where is the best place to put my ROOTLESS succulent?
ROOTLESS is not afraid of sunlight and can be placed on all windows. Direct sunlight is no problem. On the contrary, the sunlight gives the leaves a more intense colour. In summer, the plants like to stand outdoors. 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 can do without water for a long time. This is because the plant retains moisture in its leaves. With ROOTLESS you don’t have to worry about watering. The ultimate in comfort.
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.
Where can I buy ROOTLESS succulents?
You can buy ROOTLESS products directly from the grower in our online shop www.AloeDemi.nl. There are also other online shops that carry ROOTLESS products. But also at concept stores, the furniture industry, garden centers and gift shops.
Can I repot a ROOTLESS succulent?
ROOTLESS can survive for a long time without water, even without roots. For regrowth, you need a pot of potting soil. The potting soil should be slightly sandy so that the water can drain well. The succulent should not have open spaces (to prevent root rot)
Moisten the potting soil well and place ROOTLESS on it. The plant will “smell” the water and take root. After 6-10 weeks, Rootless has enough roots to settle in the soil. The rootless succulent thus becomes a rooted plant. Preferably do this in spring: The lighter days promote the growth of the plant. Also make sure that the plant has no flowers. After all, you cannot plant a succulent if it puts its energy into the flower.