What is the powdery farina (epicuticular wax) on succulent leaves?
Succulents have a natural wax coating on their leaves that can sometimes look white and powdery. This coating both seals in water to reduce loss from evapotranspiration and helps reduce sunburn. A succulent grown in direct sun can develop a thicker coat of epicuticular wax, aka farina.
Why does my succulent look different from the photo online?
MCG strives to send succulents that are similar to our product photos. We are continually adding new photos to our product pages to illustrate the range of colors seen in our 700+ varieties throughout the seasons -- be sure to look at all the seasonal photos under the main photo on the product pa...
Why is my succulent changing colors?
One of the most exciting traits of succulents is their ability to change colors. They can change colors in response to environmental stress such as bright sun, drought, or cold temperatures. Some genera, like Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks), even change colors regularly through the seasons.