If you are looking for the perfect plant gift or an easy to care-for plant for your home, learn more about succulents. They are easy to grow and care for and come in many different varieties. Succulents are naturally found in arid or dry regions, as they have the ability to retain large amounts of water and many species of cacti are considered succulents. For those that lack a green thumb, do not despair, succulents are hardy plants and require little maintenance. Keep reading to find out what kind of succulents are best for you or a loved one.
Choosing a Hardy Succulent
The most hardy succulent varieties usually fall into the Sedum, Sempervivum, and Jovibarba species; though, most varieties are easy enough to care for. You do not need experience caring for plants in order to keep a healthy succulent. There are many hardy varieties to choose from. This selection of succulents all make great gifts. They are compact, come in various containers, and are available with a combination of different succulents or cacti. Most varieties of succulents are suited for dry conditions. This means that you do not have to worry as much about regular watering. They store excess water in their thick leaves, obtaining nutrition as needed. The one requirement for most succulents is a good source of sunlight. While some may thrive with indirect sunlight, you should still ensure your plant receives a decent amount of sunlight throughout the day. Try to place your succulent in a location where at least some natural light comes inside during the day.
When you purchase succulents in a prepackaged container, they often come with a mixture of species. This provides more interesting colors and shapes, giving your container more variety. This reclaimed Wood Birdhouse with Succulents is small enough to be placed in a windowsill or set outside during the summer. A cute addition to any patio, desk, or shelf, it also makes a wonderful gift. As mentioned, many species of cacti are considered succulents, such as the varieties found in this Medium Cactus Garden, which features 7 varieties of succulents and cacti. With a mixture of succulents inside one container, you can observe how different species grow and retain water. Consider purchasing a succulent mix as a starter option to learn more about the different species and discover your favorites. Some succulents flower while others are covered in a spiny shell. You will find a large assortment of colors, sizes, and shapes. In the future, you can search specifically for the varieties that you found easiest to care for or that you found most attractive.
Black thumb growers can rejoice, succulents are the perfect plant for those that have had bad luck caring for plants. They are hardy, easy to care for, and can grow in a variety of difficult climates. If you are looking for a great gift without strings attached or looking for a new plant to add to your home, succulents are a great option. Browse the plants available at Giving Plants today.