What’s With Succulents?

You’ve arguably noticed that succulents have become quite the craze lately. I feel as though they’re popping up all over the place, whether it be in homes or stores, and I wanted to do some research and earn a concrete understanding of what exactly these little guys are.

Succulents are a type of plant that store water in their leaves, and they tend to fair best in dry climates with minimal exposure to humidity. They can be watered, but not often, and if their roots are immersed in water for an extended period of time, it is likely that they will rot and the succulent will perish.

I personally love succulents, and I think they’re incredibly versatile. There are so many varieties of these little guys, both in shape and colour, and I find that they can complement any space. They’re relatively inexpensive, depending on where you purchase them from, and if you’re like me and fail to possess a green thumb, they’re a safe bet.

Some of the more popular types of indoor succulents include Burro’s Tail, Crown of Thorns, Flaming Katy, Jade Plant, Aloe Vera, Panda Plant, Pincushion Cactus, Roseum, Snake Plant, and Zebra Plant.

Popular types of outdoor succulents include Hens and Chicks, Stonecrop, Whale’s Tongue Agave, Ball Cactus, Plush Plant, Dudleya, Pig’s Ear, Zwartkop, Sunburst, and Torch Plant.

Again, there are so many different types of these cuties, I imagine it would be difficult to narrow your choice down to only one. Perhaps that’s why many succulent planters and pots come in versions that can hold multiple plants.

Succulents are aesthetically pleasing, inexpensive, easy to care for and take up minimal space. What’s there not to like about them!!

If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, consider purchasing a hanging succulent planter. They’re really neat, and they certainly liven up a room.

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