It seems that these days everyone likes succulents. Succulents, also known as “fat plants,” are a category of plant which feature thick or fattened parts for storing water. These plants typically flourish in hot, dry areas of the country where water is scarce – but they’re becoming popular in the home because their unusual and unique appearance makes for a great ornamental plant.
With that being said, here’s a look at 6 reasons as to why you might hear someone exclaim, “We love succulents!”
- For brown thumbers: Since succulents grow in hot, dry places (i.e. deserts), they’re the perfect plant even for those with a brown thumb. Yes, you should still water them, but they’re not going to die on you if your accidentally forget. Just keep them in a sunny spot and let nature do its trick.
- They’re cool: Perhaps the most popular type of succulent plant is the cactus. And cacti come in all different types of shapes and sizes, meaning that there’s a type of succulent for everyone. What’s more is that they come in all different colors too.
- They’re affordable: Succulents make for great floral gifts because they’re as affordable as they are cool.
- They can be planted in anything: Yeah, you could put a succulent plant in a traditional flower pot. Or you could put it in something really cool and unique, like a teacup, bird cage, ladder, old shoe, etc. Seriously, just do a search for succulents on Pinterest and be amazed at how creative you can get with them.
- They can be more than just plants: While succulents certainly look good as home decor, they’ve also been used in floral arrangements like wreaths, wedding bouquets, jewelry and corsages. You can’t do that with just any old flower or plant.
- You can create more succulents from existing succulents: Succulents root extremely easily, thereby allowing you to actually take an existing succulent plant’s leaves and create new succulent plants. They’re the gift that keeps on giving!
Now that you know a little bit about why people love succulents so much, why not get one for your home or for a friend or family member’s home? Visit Shaaf Floral today for more information on these cool, trendy plants.