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Posted by Kevin Kegan on July 11, 2014 Flowers Succulents

Succulents: A Great Way to Make Your Home Beautifully Green!

Do you love plants, but just don’t have the time and focus to nurture and coddle them? Do you have the opposite of a green thumb? Then succulent plants just might be for you.

Succulents have been called “the low maintenance plant” and are the perfect plant for wanna-be houseplant owners who often find themselves busy with other things. Better Homes and Gardens has called them the ideal plant for “forgetful gardeners.” Succulents can add bright, cheerful, easy greenery to any indoor space. Is a succulent garden or terrarium for your home starting to sound appealing? Read on for more details…

What’s a Succulent?

Succulents are a large, diverse group of plants, so you’re sure to find one or more that are a perfect fit for your home’s decor. They feature thick stems, substantial leaves and anchoring roots. Cacti are part of the succulent family, but there are many, many other types to choose from. Succulent leaf shapes can be flat and round, oval, needled, ruffled, spiked or even spherical. The color variation of succulents is extremely diverse and can include pink, red, burgundy, yellow, white, bright to bluish-green, and nearly-black.

Talk about low-maintenance — succulents will grow almost anywhere. This means a little effort can go a long way in greening up your home’s interior. Succulents can thrive in just about any type of container, making them ideal for artful home display. Feel free to embellish your containers with stones, smooth glass, rocks or decorative mulches. They can also be combined with other plants like fern or bonsai. Add some design elements: shells, sand dollars, pine cones and coral can all accent their look in your home.

The most popular succulent plants for beautiful indoor display (and easy upkeep) include:

• Aloe vera
• Jade
• Snake plant
• Christmas cactus
• Pin cushion cactus
• Panda plant
• Friendship tree (crassula ovate)
• Candelabra plant (euphorbia lacteal)
• Crown of thorns
• Pony tail palm (a hanging succulent)
• Burro’s tail (a hanging succulent)

Mix and match these gorgeous succulents to your heart’s content, or order a Lush Plant Basket for yourself or someone you love. This delightful basket features a variety of different greenery that can beautify any home or office.

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