Right now succulents are hugely popular. I’ve had them in my gardens for years and they add a nice variety and uniqueness to your surroundings. Succulents include cactus and aloe vera plants.
- They are ornamental.
- They don’t require much maintenance.
- They are very durable and are known to be indestructible.
- They are perennial.
- They attract insects that kill other plants keeping the other plants healthier.
To care for succulents simply water them during their growing season in the summer. Don’t re-water until the soil has dried. You won’t need to water them during their dormant season in the winter and you don’t want to over water. They like bright light.
I recently picked up some plants to make a gift with. I’ve had a hard time finding a large variety of succulents. The garden nursery people tell me they’ve been flying off the shelves. I’m hoping to find some others to add to this mix.
I simply took a large clay pot saucer and lightly spray painted it white and then sanded it off in places to show the red pot. I drilled drainage holes in the bottom using a drill.
There is a special potting mix made especially for cactus and succulents. I used this while planting.
Here’s a link to a wedding that used succulents to decorate with and for their florals. Amazing! Can I go back and do my wedding over?
If you haven’t already give these beautiful plants a try. Be sure to share pictures.