If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant, look no further than a succulent!
Succulents make wonderful indoor plants. They have a long lifespan, they are easy to take care of and they don’t tend to attract insects. These plants are also great for allergy sufferers, as many succulents never produce flowers, or do so very infrequently.
Succulents are easily recognized by their plump leaves, which are actually full of sap. It’s because of this sap that succulents require less fertilizing and watering than other plants. (In fact, you only need to fertilize an indoor succulent once a year).
Here are some other interesting tidbits about succulents!
- Succulents are quite easy to propagate, and new plants can be grown from a single leaf of the original plant.
- If you’re looking for a colourful plant, succulents fit the bill. Most people are most familiar with green succulents, but they also come in blue, pink, and purple, just to name a few!
- Aloe is a type of succulent. The sap the aloe plant has in its leaves is soothing for burns and helps to heal wounds.
- Succulents are protected from the sun. You might notice your succulent’s leaves have a waxy, white coating on them. This helps to prevent the leaves from getting burned, just in case they get a bit too much sunlight.
- Succulents grow on every continent on Earth – except Antarctica.
- Remember how we mentioned succulents don’t need a lot of water? Over-watering can actually damage the plant’s roots. Using a fast-draining soil and a less-frequent watering schedule can prevent this from happening.
- Some succulents live an EXTRA long time. Indoor jade plants, for instance, can live up to 100 years!
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, stylish gift to give to a friend (or to add to your own plant collection), succulents are an excellent choice. And remember: if you ever have questions about plants or flowers, we’re always here to help!