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Advantages of Growing Succulents

 

The pandemic taught us a powerful lesson about spending time outdoors. It is good for you! It turns out that bringing Nature indoors can provide similar benefits. Succulents, such as Jade Hobbit and Ric Rac Cactus, offer excellent places to start your collection. They also offer some advantages that other houseplants don’t, making them worth a look.

Attractive Additions

Succulents are eye-catching plants with their unique forms and shapes. They come in a wide variety of colors for creating an attractive focal point in any room. You’re not limited to putting them in pots, either. They make beautiful additions to terrariums and other arrangements to fit any decor. You’ll find plants in all sizes to fit just about any container. You’ll see both indoor and outdoor varieties.

Stress Reducer

We know a walk in the park can lift your mood. It turns out that gazing at indoor plants can give you that feeling of getting away from it all.

Houseplants have the same positive effects on our well-being as outdoor plants. A herbarium with succulents can replicate a place you want to visit. Their exotic appearance will take you away from the humdrum. Think of them as part of your virtual staycation to some tropical paradise.

Hardy Plants

One of the drawbacks that some people cite is plants that are too fussy. You won’t have that problem with succulents. They are hardy and tolerant of less-than-ideal conditions. One of their adaptations is storing water for those days you forget to do it. Remember that these plants evolved to handle these situations—including people with brown thumbs!

Easily Propagated

Succulents are like potato chips. You cannot have just one. They make it easy for you to propagate to grow your collection or share with friends. While they may not purify your indoor air quality by much, they’re still pretty. You can have them in every room in your home. You can grow them from offsets or leaf cuttings. Some species, such as Mother in Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata), split easily.

Affordably Priced

Many succulents are affordably priced, making it easy to buy a few. You’ll probably pay more for the pots or other containers than the plants. However, some species are slow-growing, so it’ll be a while between purchases. Many species are also low maintenance, making them an even better value. Set them up with what they need. The succulents will take care of the rest.

Health Benefits

Some succulents may offer advantages that go beyond their aesthetic value. Researchers have discovered promising evidence that Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) may offer possible treatments for diabetes and bone health. You can keep one in the kitchen in case you burn yourself to get a head start on healing.

However, before you proceed, please seek permission from your doctor.

Final Thoughts

Succulents are hardy plants that make a welcome addition to any home. Their wide range of colors and forms will give you creative license for your indoor decorating. There’s no reason not to get one today, given all the benefits they offer. Wherever you need a bit of green, you’re sure to find a succulent to fill the spot.

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