In the last year alone succulents have become a hugely popular household plant. Interior designers love to introduce succulents to a newly redecorated home largely because they are easy to care for and have a unique look.
Succulents have a very distinct look to them. They are thick and meaty and are very similar to cacti in fact that they retain moisture and do not need to be watered frequently. Their name comes from the Latin word succus, which means ‘sap’ or ‘juice’.
Now, although succulents are easy to care for, you need to make sure you are getting the right one for growing indoors. Here you will find information about the easiest succulents to grow indoors and which ones are worth splashing out on.
Are you a notorious plant neglector? If so then the jade plant is for you! The jade plant has thick, rubbery leaves that are twisted and stiff. Only water the jade plant when the soil is completely dry, watering it more than it requires will result in it dying. Great for busy working people that like house plants, but don’t have time to give them much TLC.
The zebra plant will surely make a striking addition to your home. It doesn’t grow very big, in fact, it will only grow to about 5 inches tall. Pair the zebra plant with small cacti, line them up on the windowsill and you’ve got yourself a bright, tropical window display.
This is a very interesting succulent indeed. Instead of the classic smooth, rubbery leaves, it is covered in short frizzy white hairs. Although the name ‘panda plant’ might suggest it is native to Asia like pandas, it is actually found in the wild in Madagascar.
Go for a panda plant if you live in a dry climate, or if you use the heater setting on your air conditioner a lot. If you notice the panda plant’s leaves are becoming shriveled, it means you haven’t watered it frequently enough.
Crown of Thorns
The crown of thorns is a colorful succulent that needs less maintenance than a bunch of flowers that’s for sure. Place the crown of thorns in a sunny corner of the room and you can enjoy a colorful bloom all year round. The most important thing to remember here is to give the succulent as much sunlight as possible to enjoy its beauty to the maximum.
In order for your succulent to live for 3 or 4 years, you should purchase the plant from a reputable source. Succulents with diseases will not grow as expected, and could pass on the disease to other plants in your home.
Not sure where to buy your indoor succulents from? Check out this guide on where to buy succulents to ensure you are making the most informed purchase.