Succulents are an excellent choice for an indoor garden and to add a bit of green to your decor. Learn the Types of Succulents you should grow at your house and why.
Are you head over heels for succulents? Many people have found succulents to be fun to grow plants that offer a modern and trendy look to the home. Succulents don’t have to be tricky to grow there are certain types of succulents that are ideal for beginners. Look below at 6 kinds of succulents you should grow right now, so you can get your succulents collection started!
6 Varieties of Succulents You Should Grow Right Now
Many people don’t realize that aloe is a succulent, but it is! This plant likes dry soil, warm air, and a sunny window. The best part about aloe is you can snap off a piece and use the inside liquid to heal cuts, scrapes, and even burns naturally. You can find flowering versions of Aloe, as well as striped and multicolor versions. Check out these 9 fantastic uses for aloe vera!
2. Jade Plant
A Jade Plant is another succulent that most people don’t realize falls into the succulent family. It comes in a variety of green and even deep blue hues and is easy to grow with a little tender loving care. It too likes nutrient-rich, dry, well-draining soil.
This succulent has a spiky, cactus look to it. If you like modern looking plants, this one is it. Don’t let the spikes scare you though, as this plant is simple to grow as long as you give it well-draining soil and a sunny window.
If you are worried about your green thumb to check out the 7 Reasons, Your Succulents are dying so you can stay on top of the correct succulent care for your new plants!
If you crave color, then Agave is the succulent for you. These tend to run in hues from jade to blue offering you something a bit more out of the ordinary. The beautiful foliage of this plant blooms outward giving it a full and gentle appeal.
Sedum is a beautiful succulent for colder climates, and even grows flowers in the fall months. It can be planted in flower beds and enjoyed each year as a perennial, or it is perfect for pots. The soft furry leaves make it popular with kids, while it’s easy to care for attitude will make it popular with you!
This type of succulent is especially forgiving if you are new to the world of growing succulents. It can withstand numerous types of growing conditions, comes in a variety of colors, and is slow growing, so you don’t need to worry about repotting it for some time. If you fear succulents, this type may help you get your feet wet.
Another common problem is succulent stretching. Learn what causes it and how to fix it!
The beautiful thing about all of the succulents listed above is that you can propagate new plants from cuttings. Should a piece of the plant break or fall off, just stick it back into the soil until new roots develop. You can then replant and enjoy. Learn more about propagating succulents right here on A Few Shortcuts!
If you are ready to start growing succulents, consider this list of 6 succulents you must grow now. They all work well together, are forgiving, can endure numerous growing conditions, and are sure to offer you plenty of color and character!
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