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Colorful Succulents In The Shade


Can succulents color up in the shade or do they only color up when exposed to the sun? Hello there. My name is Liz. A self-confessed, succulent addict. Welcome to my channel growing succulents. Oh, my goodness, what happened to you, My little beautiful plant? Ah, where’s your label? What’d you do with your label? I had this sitting up here and yesterday. It was just so windy. Do you see the cloudy days? Oh, it’s beautiful and it’s nice and cool. And at the moment I think it’s only like 15 degrees. I’m wearing my summer outfit and because I thought it’s going to be forecast 30 degrees plus today, but then now that all change and tomorrow was supposed to be high 30s again, But actually tomorrow is forecast again 34. So from today, we’re going to well today. We’re going to have a top of 24 degrees Celsius and tomorrow is going to be 34. Oh, a load see the forecast. It just jumps from 10 degrees amazing and these romeos are doing fine. I still didn’t get around to repotting them and look at that. It’s just so beautiful. Update on what’s going on in my garden. Still, I’ve been, I’ve been busy. I’ve been busy. If you notice, I’ve been busy uploading videos lately and leaves me no time to attend to my garden, so I have been neglecting them, But look the seeds of that one. Uh, Camano Puebla. Ah, look at that beautiful plant. Okay, let’s go have a look at that. See a beautiful plant, and that’s the only one I’ve got, so I’m trying to propagate it. Well, I’m trying to grow the seeds, so I can propagate by seeds and that’s almost ready to be harvested. So the last couple two. Probably I’ll take that off today if it doesn’t rain well. I hope it well 10 chance I said, so it’s just going to be overcast all day. I’ve already taken some seeds from my graptuvaria. Lovely rose here and the baby. So this is the mummy One. The two other babies are also flowering at the moment and you can see. I’ve taken some seeds from that. It’s already safe, intact and destructive. Laura, look at that, It’s just so beautiful, but I haven’t propagated anything from that, so I’ve got two stretchy flora. It’s slow, growing and small, It’s like tiny, small, small small, so that’s probably about two and a half inches across. That’s all and look at my beautiful, beautiful Echeveria Roma. It looks like a grub. Duveria margarite rose. But then now I’m finding. They’re actually different. Different plant. The Roma is much prettier. Romeo, Reuben. I’ve already harvested some seeds, so I have been doing a lot of seed harvesting and this ebony as well. I’ve got a couple more, uh, seed pods here to harvest. Look at that one, so it’s about to open that seed pod there. Oh, okay, we won’t focus, but anyway, so this one here is about to split open like that one. So when it splits open, it’s time to harvest it now, this one. I made a video of this one. Where in I’m soaking, so remember the pot? I was soaking that I bought that in winter and I thought it’s going to turn into some topsy pinky, but I think it’s this is only I’m not sure now whether this is, um, blue clouds or something cloud anyway, but it’s a rhony eye, so that’s all I can put it down to, so It’s a topsy-turvy. Maybe not, but doesn’t matter it’s beautiful, anyway, and it’s huge for the small part that it’s in. Look how big that one is and what else is happening in my garden? The summer colors are coming out so during winter, so these plants here when it’s cold, they actually look boring, they’re pale and when it warms up, that’s when the color shows up and my that’s a Taurus, the Taurus being exposed to the Sun. Just like the Romeo. Okay, I’ll show you the Romeo here as well. This one that was just boring during springtime. And it wasn’t doing anything. And what’s your name? Show me what’s your name. This is a polydonus. I think, yeah, that’s a polynomial. But even Polydorni’s went during summer and autumn, that’s when the color shows up so and all the pretty ones during winter and spring are now sort of winding down, so I got this one with no name and this one, so I still don’t know it was labeled longisima, which is not a longissimo, of course, and this one is already a baby. The mummy is over there in the 50 zone area or shade cloth, so it’s getting sort of protection from the sun. It’s not getting too much sun. Well, only 50 percent uv sun, this one, even though it’s in this area should be coloring up nicely, but instead because it’s exposed to the sun doesn’t like the sun at all, so it’s boring. The color is a bit dull. So normally, half of that plant is all red, so there are plants that when it gets too hot, they shy off and goes really pale and Romeo. I’ve noticed is one of them, so I’ll take you to my other romeos now and look at the pretty pretty, pretty fat. Oh, haworthius Andre Miscus. Look how big that one I have to remove that It’s growing fur and look my venusta and the mirror ball looks so pretty. I have to get another mirror ball. I think I do have another one, but anyway. Oh, that one’s coming having babies. My cupboard is having babies. Each every year goes 61. You have a beautiful form. I love the shape and this is just a common plant. I only have a few that I’ve propagated. Uh, this year well. I propagated them last year, and then now they’re grown and so I’m really curious to see how they’re gonna look if I tortured them. So this one is still not like in full full sun, so I’m gonna put it somewhere where it can get Morning Sun, midday, sun and afternoon sun, so right now, uh, it gets midday sun, and in the afternoon, it gets partially covered by my crested Freddie’s my gnome, Invalgia and also the Fredisima nom inval, normally during summer time like the second month of summer, this just goes all red and also and all through autumn and winter and then springtime, it goes boring and the color dulls up anyway. This side here is more green because that gets shaded and on the other side here is still green as you can see, even though that’s exposed to the sun, so the color is affected by the temperature and the weather, but there are succulents that would color up in summer, and there’s also succulents that would color up when it’s cold or the temperature goes down. This is for temperate zone, but in tropical tropical areas. My theory is that during the cold season or you’re wet. It’s your cold season so places like in the tropics. Even here in Queensland here in Australia, we have areas where in, uh, it’s doesn’t get really cold. They don’t get snow or frost. So that’s Queensland Western Australia. Some parts of Western Australia. Same thing gets really, really hot as well, but my theory is that there are plants that are succulents that they will change color in accordance to maybe the season You can call it the season, but I believe it’s the temperature. It’s the temperature that, um, changes the color. So now the Benimus musumi this one in autumn, it’s just beautiful, vivid red, almost like the Romeo Reuben over there, so you can see the color difference, so you see the color difference from one end of the spectrum to the other so Colorada also colors up beautifully in summer, But right now it’s still pale because it doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going. We get hot days. We get cold days. Hang on, I’ll show you my little profile plant. This is Echevria agavoide’s Romeo, Reuben, Cross Ebony and it hasn’t flowered, so I can’t even get some seeds from it, and also I’m just hiding it there. That’s where it’s nicely tucked in, so it’s still exposed, so it gets wet and rained on, but it’s still sort of protected. It doesn’t really get like direct bombarded with sunlight, so it’s beautiful, it’s beaut. Look at that so, okay, it’s just so gorgeous. It looks so gorgeous, okay. The form it’s got form and it’s got color, Just the right amount of tone there you go, It’s like the goldilock plant. They’re not too hot, not too cold, not too pretty not too ugly. Now, let’s compare this plant with the mother plant, so that’s. The mother plant on the left. And this is the baby plant that’s exposed to the sun. The mother plant receives morning sun while the baby plant receives midday and afternoon sun. This is my 15 lipstick. I just reported it, but anyway. I need to get to the back there where the Romeo is. Okay, so this Romeo was pink before, but I put it right in the back, but I removed the pot above, so there’s no pot, uh, covering protecting it, so that’s where it is now. Okay, I’ll take it out so we can make a comparison and she looks pale where she was pink before. Now I have a romeo as well over there. Look at that! Can I get to you? Hang on so anyway. I’ll move it. Uh, show you first, so this. Romeo, look, there’s all pots, even though it’s out here when it rains, it gets wet, but it hardly gets any sunlight or direct sun, but in the afternoon when the sun comes from the southwest here, it hits it and over here and through through the gaps, it still gets a certain amount of sunlight or direct sun. It’s hitting the leaves and that sort of thing, so that’s why it’s got sort of patchy colors, but anyway, I’ll just take it out and move this part away there you go. So this is the difference of the two romeos. One Romeo, that’s in the shade has already attenuated, because there’s not enough sunlight, but the color is much much much prettier. Ah, look at that delicious. You can see that the plant see if I do that. They’re all going like boom like that Now. This rummy on the other hand because it’s trying to get away from the sun is going. Whoo, close off, but I already collected some seeds from this one and no rain 10 of chance of rain, so I can remove this one’s now. The flower stalk. You just shake it from side to side. Okay, there you go. So this is a good example of the difference of color when it comes to where you put your plants so certain plants. When it’s warm, they will color up when it’s cold, they go dull and vice versa. So that’s a good example with the Romeo so but the Romeos during at the end of summer and autumn, so I normally pull them out and put them all in the edges, where they get sun, and that’s when they start coloring up into this. And then the ones that I put in the back. Start going this color. Romeo doesn’t like to be exposed to the sun during summer when you’re getting high 20s high 30s degrees Celsius and in autumn when the weather cools down or during the wet season when it’s cool in tropical areas. That’s when they show the nice color, but you still have to expose them to the sun. Uh, when that happens so that way they can color up, so this one is now I can see some hints of blushing as well now because it’s thinking that it’s probably going to get cold again, so it was paler yesterday, even and now today I can see sort of splashes of look at that where it’s blushing when it gets cold. That rain, I’m telling you, I have to change my soil as well because the soil that I’m using the master succulent soil mix from all of this, They’re all surviving nicely in here anyway, so it’s not shouldn’t be a problem, but the new plants that I’ve got in pots with plastic pots. Those are the ones who who’s not able to survive our current, our current, um, temperature or weather, so the rest of the gang here are doing nicely. They really need to be transplanted. So this is my echeveria potosina crystal area. Okay, that’s a long name, but that’s what it’s called. So anyway, it’s just beautiful. The colors, it’s like blotchy, yellow and green, just beautiful, beautiful plant and it’s sort of cluster up, so it has its application. I can put that in something if I were to paint with succulents, so you need that color as well. It’s not just all pink and red and purple. You also need the greens and the yellows. Oh, Frank hybrid. I call this summer pink because I’ve already taken some cuttings, so it’s just sitting there and hopefully I just have to inspect, Yep. That one’s got a mealybug in there, so I have to treat that, but oh, look, new roots. I’ve got some new roots over here forming, so that’s about ready to be put in its own pot, but before I have to treat that mealybug see, they got, There’s a mealybug there as well anyway, little spider. Hello, hiding there, okay.