Springing for Succulents By: Allie Barone
- Tuesday, May 15, 2018
- Posted by Krisanne Butler in Uncategorized
We have all felt it… spring has finally sprung! Hopefully by now you have begun to enjoy the nice weather, and started to make the transition into this new season. Many of us have started to clean out our houses, make plans for the yard, and packed up the winter tools and clothes we no longer (fingers crossed!) need. One wonderful way to make the transition into spring is with new plants. Many of us have already started planning what we will grow in our gardens, or how we would like to landscape our front lawn. It can certainly be a lot of work! If you are looking for a way to add some style, and improve the health of your home without a ton of maintenance involved, consider getting yourself some succulents plants.
Succulents are one of the most versatile plant groups you can find and they are gorgeous. Many of us know that Cactiand plants like the medicinal Aloe Vera are succulents, but there are thousands of varieties fitting all your needs! Some reasons to have succulents in your home or yard are as follows:
They are easy to take care of.
Many varieties of succulents are almost impossible to kill. There are types of these beautiful plants that need barely any water, or even soil! You don’t have to have a green thumb to keep your plant friends alive, and we consider that a win!
There are varieties for virtually any climate.
You can find plants that will do great with the changing seasons, plants that thrive in the heat, or ones that can survive cold winters. Ask your local gardener which plants would do best in your area. Keep in mind that you may want plants that live outside all year round, or some to keep indoors primarily.
They are stylish, and can update the look of your home.
We think these little plants look great in your home. Whether you decide to keep them inside, or outside you can really update the look of your home with these living pieces of art. Search Pinterest for ideas on how to make simple, modern terrariums or potted arrangements that will look fabulous with any décor. If outdoor yardwork is your thing, you could plan a succulent garden in a clean, rocky bed or in an eclectic, colorful assortment. These plants are “user friendly” and make it extremely easy to achieve the exact look you imagine for your home.
They make your home healthier.
Succulents help to clean the air, making it healthier to breathe. Any modern house can use some improvement in air quality. Studies show that these plants also help us feel more Zen, and promote relaxation and concentration within a home. Many of these plants also have medicinal factors that can improve your quality of life. As mentioned previously the Aloe Veraplant can be used topically for ailments of the skin (cuts, rashes, burns etc.), as well as internally to help heal and soothe the gut. It can’t hurt to have some Aloe around as a living first aid kit!
Succulents are generally pest resistant.
You won’t be inviting a whole circus of critters into your home by introducing succulent plants to your space. Succulents, in general, are pest resistant making them attractive for anyone who wants to keep their homes to themselves!
You can typically find succulents at any garden center, nursery, or garden department of your nearest home improvement store. As always, this could be a great opportunity to support your local businesses, and find a nearby farm or greenhouse that carries what you are looking for. You may purchase young or mature plants depending on your needs, and don’t forget to ask how they will grow. Putting an arrangement together can be a breeze, but if you need help check out these ideas on Pinterest. Happy planting!