Not all of us are born with thumbs sporting green hues. So if you find you have a tendency to kill off any living plant you come into contact with, it’s time to focus your attention on the type of flora that you practically can’t kill off – the succulent.
This beautiful plant has been rising in popularity in recent years and it’s easy to see why. Not only are they incredibly affordable and easy to get your hands on, but there’s a large variety of them around.
We tend to favour the Echeverias; it won’t grow more than about six inches so it’s ideal for a small space or to use in a cluster. Its rich, green colour and ability to look gorgeous both inside the home and out is what wins us over. We’re also partial to a larger variety like the Crassula Ovata, which will work best in a roomier area.
Of course, you’ll find your own fave type, and believe us when we say they come in a wide variety of colours, with some very beautiful reds and yellow varieties available.
For Sydney-Siders and Melbournites, Flower Power will most definitely have a wide variety in stock, but K-Mart garden centres nationally are great if you want to nab some for a song.
With the cold weather still hanging about, it’s the perfect time to bring the outside in and dress up a kitchen or bathroom with this plant variety. And unlike the similarly easy-to-care-for cactus, most sweet succulents won’t be sporting a sting, so they play well with kids and pets.
Because you rarely need to water them either, they’re the kind of decoration that’ll hang around for years to come and are easy to transfer to a larger pot when they outgrow their current one! Better still, if you snap off a small section and re-plant it you’ll notice a whole new plant begin to sprout in weeks.
Just like us, it won’t take long for you to become a sucker for succulents.