Are you looking for a way to add a bit of interest and color to your home this winter? Why not try indoor plants? Specifically succulents. Fake plants are so 1990s. Succulents are in right now and for good reason. Not only do they look exotic and give your room a tropical vibe, but they are really, really easy to take care of. So if you never had any luck with indoor plants or any plants for that matter, then take a look at these easy to grow succulents.
Echeveria is a desert plant that comes in many different colors. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Only water when the soil is dry. Remove wilted flowers to encourage growth. Echeveria can live from 3 years to several decades depending on how it’s cared for. You can extend its life by re-planting in a larger pot.
Burro’s tail is a very interesting looking succulent and conversation starter. It’s long drooping “tails” can grow up to two feet long. Place this plant on a high bookshelf, a mantel, or hanging basket for best effect. Fertilize at least once a year using a 10:10:10 fertilizer or any cactus fertilizer and water only when the soil is dry. It can be moved outside in the summer after it has been acclimated by placing it in full sun.
This head-turning plant hails from the wilds of Africa. It has long green leaves covered in horizontal stripes. Zebra plants are small, containing little plants that can adapt well to any small space with a moderate amount of light. For best results, allow the soil to dry out between watering and re-pot every one to two years.
Jade is native to South Africa. It has thick stems and glossy leaves. Jade requires brightly lit areas and only needs to be watered when the soil is dry. In fact, the most common way jade is killed is by overwatering it. Jade only needs to be watered every other week in the spring and summer but can go a whole month in the winter without water. Although jade is a slow grower, growing about 5 to 20 cm in a year, it can live up to 70 – 100 years.
Aloe is a rugged plant that has long been coveted for its healing properties. All it needs is to be watered properly and set in a bright place. Only water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Overwatering is usually the main cause of death in aloe plants. The sap from its leaves can heal wounds and soothe burns and sunburns.
There are over 100 different varieties of panda plant. They come from Africa and Madagascar. In the wild, they can reach several feet tall but as an indoor plant, they are limited to the container they are planted in. Water enough to keep the leaves from drying out.
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