Succulents have become popular over the past few years. And why not? They are forgiving, easy to care for, drought-tolerant, and great for indoors. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors, making them the ideal home decor.
An interesting fact about succulents is that they store water in themselves, which is why they can stay without water for weeks. So, if you are a beginner in indoor gardening and want to start with succulents, here is a list of 5 beautiful succulents for your home.
String of Pearls
The String of Pearls is a beautiful bead succulent with trailing stems. You can use it as home decor to illustrate your room.
Please keep them in hanging baskets to let them dangle downwards and hang the basket anywhere in your room where it receives bright indirect sunlight.
You can also keep them in pots over a table or near the window. The plant will keep growing and start trailing out of the pots. And it looks amazing.
Since it’s succulent, be careful while watering it as it can get overwatered easily.
If you want to have this beautiful succulent in your home, this guide How To Care For String Of Pearls? (Anywhere You Live), will provide all the information you need.
Hens and Chicks
Another lovely succulent that requires little attention is Hens and Chicks. It has a gorgeous rosette structure and comes in distinctive sizes and shapes, depending on the variety.
Keep them in dull places, and they can make that place appealing with their appearance. Since these succulents are small, they are suitable for compact places.
Another reason these succulents attract your sight is their ability to produce multiple chicks or offsets. If you keep them in a pot, the pot will get filled up with several other small plants in one growing season.
Another good thing is this succulent can thrive without fertilization. So, that’s an advantage for beginners.
Keep the succulents near a windowsill or table where they will receive full sunlight. Water them when the soil has dried. Echeverias look similar to Hens and Chicks. So, ensure that you don’t confuse them.
If you want to grow this attractive succulent in your home or garden, check out Nurserylady.com, a blog by Richa that has all the information you need to know about the hens and chicks.
It’s an exotic, colorful succulent with thick fuzzy leaves in bluish-green and a dark margin. This look adds a refreshing and organic texture to your interior spaces.
The plant likes plenty of sunlight which makes it ideal for windowsills. It is also known to flower, but that rarely happens indoors.
The plant can give a simple yet sophisticated look to one corner of your room. Be careful about the placement of this plant because it’s poisonous. So, please keep it away from pets and children.
Make sure it gets proper sunlight and water them when the soil gets dry.
Aloe Vera is an easy-to-care plant, ideal for beginners new to gardening or succulents. Aloes have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. The gel inside the leaves is useful for skin, hair care, wounds, and sunburns.
Aloe Vera will give your house a simple yet refined look with its star-shaped structure and sharp leaf tips.
Another plus point of this succulent is that it helps purify the breathing air by eliminating toxic pollutants. It releases tones of oxygen, thus improving your home’s oxygen level and making your mind and body calm and healthy.
The plant tolerates both direct and indirect sunlight, thus being ideal for windowsills. You can also keep it in other rooms where it receives bright light. Go easy on watering and avoid exposing it to cold drafts.
The Jade plant is another lovely succulent with thick stems and small glossy green leaves, sometimes tinted with red at the tips. This red tint is visible when they receive full sun. This makes them ideal for windowsills. But ensure you don’t expose them to the scorching sun for hours.
They reach only 1-2 feet tall when grown as a houseplant. You can place this elegant succulent over a tea table, balcony, or near a window where they get bright direct or filtered sunlight. Every time you sit down for tea or coffee or visit the balcony, you can enjoy this plant.
Though Jade plants produce tiny white and pink flowers, don’t expect them to bloom indoors.