March 19, 2017
5 Easy-to-Grow Indoor Succulents
Published by Bucks Country Gardens in Plants
Succulents are a trendy decorative addition to any home. This diverse group of plants offers endless color variations, as well as low maintenance options for your indoor space. Most plants need a wet environment to survive, but succulents are able to store water for longer periods of time. This ability makes succulents practical to grow in the dry and warmer conditions typically found in the home.
Succulents are perfect plants for beginners and have an enticing quality. Bucks Country Gardens has a variety of shapes, sizes and textures! Here are five succulents that are easy to grow indoors year-round.
5 Succulents to Add to Your Home
Native to South Africa, the jade plant has thick stems and glossy green leaves. Keep jade in bright light and water when the soil feels dry. Be cautious, as jade is commonly killed by over watering.
This prickly plant has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. The sap found on the inner leaves is used to heal wounds and soothe burns. Aloe Vera should be kept in full sunlight and should be watered when the leaves feel dry or brittle. Keep this medicinal plant by a bright kitchen window to enjoy its beauty every day.
This desert native comes in a variety of colors and does best in dry conditions. Echeveria should be watered only once it has dried out. Unglazed clay pots are the ideal growing condition for this succulent, as the clay allows water to evaporate. For optimal results, place echeveria in full sun and ensure the soil is well drained.
This striking succulent gets its name from the horizontal stripes covering its leaves. Growing about 5” tall and 6” wide, the zebra plant is tidy, contained and a perfect addition to any small space. Zebra plant requires a moderate amount of sunlight and water.
This plant is characterized by little white hairs, giving it a fuzzy texture. A Madagascar native, panda plant loves the dry, winter air in heated homes. Water as necessary, but just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling.
Ready to start your own succulent collection? Stop into Bucks Country Gardens to see all of our new succulent selections and pre-made adorable succulent planters. For more information on care, watch this video on succulents for beginners!
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