Succulent 101: A Beginner's Guide

Succulent 101: A Beginner's Guide

Succulents are a type of plant with fleshy leaves and stems that can store water, making them ideal for beginners or those with a busy lifestyle. Their growing popularity in recent years has led to people worldwide enjoying their beauty and easy care.

There are numerous types of succulents, such as Aloe, Cactus, Jade Plant, and String of Pearls. To identify a succulent, you should look for fleshy leaves or stems and the ability to store water. Some have sharp spines, while others have soft leaves. Each variety has unique features, so it's crucial to research before bringing one home. Most varieties that we grow are tropical, meaning they need temperatures above 32 degrees, and should be protected from frost and freeze.  Sempervivum (Hen & Chicks) and some types of Sedums are winter hardy.

Succulents are easy to care for and grow well in direct light and well-draining soil. Proper watering is critical, and it's important to allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot, which can be fatal to your plant.

Succulents are versatile and can be used indoors or outdoors. They can be planted in pots, used as ground cover, or displayed as a centerpiece on your table. The possibilities for decorating with succulents are endless, such as terrariums, hanging planters, or living walls. It is important to note though most of our varieties are not winter hardy, so you can put them out in the warm months, but be sure to bring them inside during the winter. 

To sum up, succulents are a low-maintenance and beautiful addition to any home or garden, available in various shapes, sizes, and colors. With proper care, they can thrive and provide joy for years to come.


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