However, some succulent lovers would like to change their colors by painting them or buy painted succulents. They buy them painted to make them match with a certain color, they paint them for a Halloween or Christmas decoration, or they just simply want to change their colors just because.
So the question is should you paint or buy painted succulents? Is the paint harmful for succulents? You will certainly find out after reading this article on painted succulents!
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Painted succulents have gone popular because of succulent lovers seeing articles online or seeing painted succulents at a nursery. Painted succulents will catch your attention, simply because of how unique and beautiful they look.
They do look very amazing, and most painted growers claim that they use non toxic paint, and they also use food-safe colors to paint their succulents.
The paint that you put on your succulents will not last forever, eventually the paint will fade and wear off after a good amount of time. After a good amount of time the paint has been on your succulents, the paint will simply fade off and your succulents natural original color will be the same!
Is Paint Harmful For Succulents?
Painted succulents are getting more and more common every single day, but growers are wondering if the paint on their succulents is harming them.
Expert growers have stated that painting your succulents may harm your succulents photosynthesis. Yes painting succulents will make your succulents look really unique and beautiful however, the paint on the surface on the succulent may harm your succulents health.
The paint on your succulents will harm your succulents health, simply because the paint prevents them from the process of photosynthesis, and if this happens then your succulent will eventually get suffocated from the paint.
The dye will also prevent your succulents from absorbing light/sunlight. Succulents use light/sunlight to expand and thrive like many plants out there.
If there is paint on the succulents leaves, then your succulent simply can’t absorb any light/sunlight at all. This is because the layer of paint on your succulent is simply blocking any light to reach your succulent so it can absorb and use it for growth.
So yes, if you do paint your succulents then they will most likely die because your succulent isn’t getting the light it needs. Also let’s not forget the blockage of photosynthesis, so ontop of your succulent not getting light, your succulent will also not be able to breathe!
Yes succulents are very strong and are very tolerant plants, but paint on your succulents will kill them! Your succulent is going through a very slow death process which isn’t nice!
Most painted succulent growers will claim that the dye they use doesn’t contain harmful chemicals, but dye contains sodium, benzoate, citric acid, and glycerine. These chemicals aren’t good for succulents, and will definitely harm your succulents even more!
Yes painting succulents or buying painted succulents will look really cool. However, they are literally a death sentence to your beautiful succulents! If you do paint your succulents or buy painted succulents, then don’t expect them to live because they most likely won’t.
Succulents already have their natural beautiful colors! Why paint them? They already look amazing!
But we understand, some growers would just like to paint their succulents to make them look cooler, or more unique, or even for holiday decorations. We understand, but we don’t recommend it because your succulents will most likely die, and nobody wants that!
If you really want painted succulents then you can just buy some artificial succulents and paint them whichever color you’d like!
Thank you for visiting our website and reading our article. We hope we brought value, and great information to you today. Our goal is to help fellow succulent lovers like you! Any questions or if you’d like more tips email us or comment below!
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