“Oh, that plant so cute!”
“that looks spectacular!”
“oh my God, that looks deformed.”
These are the words that come out of our mouths when we meet succulents in the nursery or on the webside.
Most of us will go home with bags full of succulents.
Inevitably, your new succulents plants will be killed in a few days.
It seems that no matter how you water them, or how often you water them, your succulent plants will also dry up at the same point.
Most of my succulents plants are easy to care for, and I rarely need my attention.
In this article, I wanted to highlight the easy care succulents that can not only survive, but also thrive.
What is Succulent?
Succulents are a group of plants that tend to thrive in dry climates and do not like too much moisture.
They store water in leaves and stalks.
Like other plants, succulents need water to survive, but they can only relying on the water stored in leaves to endure prolonged drought.
Their roots can’t stay in the water for long. It will rot and die.
Most of the succulents are tolerated in warm temperatures. Freezing will result in the plant dying or getting mushy leaves.
Some species of Sedum and Sempervivums can endure temperatures below freezing, but they still prefer warmer temperatures.
When there is plenty of sunlight, the leaves will change color.
Why succulent become popular?
According to a survey completed by Garden Center Magazine in 2017, succulent plants accounted for 15% of the garden center sales in the Midwest . This figure increased in 2019.
Succulents are everywhere! You can buy them at grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and even online. These plants are very popular because you don’t have to water them, at least not often.
Succulent become popular because they are relatively easy to take care of, provide healing benefits, and can be used in a variety of indoor decor themes.
How to choose the right succulent for you?
What is the light condition in your home or garden?
Which succulent plants can live in your living area?
What level of succulent care can you commit to?
What is the most important thing for you?
Yes, answer now.
Through these questions, you’ll know more about yourself, your needs, and your environment.
Getting to know yourself better is the most important part before you start your succulent journey.
In order to decorate your house, you need a few succulents, but the light conditions in your house are very poor, and you don’t have much time to take care of your succulents. The low light and low maintenance succulents are good for you.
After getting to know yourself, you can now buy it from the store or online. Choose the right succulent but not those that attract your eye.
What makes your garden have a healthy and vigorous succulent plant?
Succulents are low maintained plants to grow.
There are three important things you need to be concerned about when you bring them home.
- Provide sufficient sunshine or light.
- Tips for watering: Less is better than more.
- Use the succulent and cactus mixed soil with a drainage hole container.
As long as you follow these three suggestions, you will grow healthy and alive succulent plants in your house.
The Top 11 Succulents That Are Easy To Care For
These are 11 succulent plants that I found easy to care of.
Mother of Thousand
It can grow well in most conditions. They require bright light and less water.
For those who always forget to water, this succulent still can live without water within one month in the summer.
You’ll find many young plants at the edge of the leaves. They’ll spread by themselves without attracting your attention.
Don’t worry, if you find that the mother plant has been killed, the young plant will grow silently in your flowerpot.
Can I water them after a few months?
My daughter asked me when we did a planting project in my garden.
No, every kind of plant needs water.
But when should I water them?
You may know your succulent is too thirsty if it has wilting leaves.
Need a medicinal succulent in your house.
Aloe Vera has a magical leaf, which can be used for skin and digestive problems.
While Aloe Vera plants can survive in a variety of light with less water.
The kitchen is the recommended spot for you to keep your succulent in the event you sustain burns while cooking, you can seek relief with the cooling gel of the Aloe Vera.
For me, it can not only cool your burn but also help your skin problem.
Water deeply, but not often, about every 3 weeks, even less in winter.
This succulent’s name looks cool- The snake plant gets its name from the thin and upright leaves with “irregular green banding” that looks like snakeskin.
It is a succulent plant with low maintenance. You only need to water them every week or two and let the soil dry between watering.
Although the snake plant has a bright light, it can survive lower light levels.
For me, this succulent is perfect for newbies living in almost any environment.
This slow-growing succulent may be perfect for those who do not have time to prune and report.
Haworthia Zebra will tolerate your neglect and even prefer if you leave them alone.
It can grow well in partial shade or direct sunlight for long hours.
The Haworthia Zebra can go for long periods without water. But in warm climates, watering it once a week is recommended.
I always call them unfriendly plants because they look a little different from other succulents.
Plant it in a glass container, which will make your house look more elegant.
Echeveria Topsy Turvy
Echeveria Topsy Turvy looks beautiful with the stemless rosettes.
This succulent plant grows easily and can survive for several weeks without water.
Start your green journey with this succulent, when you feel more confident with them, you can add in more colorful Echeveria in your house or garden.
Crassula Ovata is also known as Jade plant.
Fung Shui masters believe this succulent has calming effects.
Jade plants involve a little extra attention. Knowing how to water will make your fleshy plants grow healthily.
Water your jade plant frequently during the summer and spring so that the soil is moist but not wet. You can reduce watering to monthly in the winter.
Sedum Burro Tail
This succulent starts out small, it can grow to 4′ long which will take around 6 years or so in outdoors.
For me, this is a perfect hanging succulent in your house.
Borro’s Tail is drought tolerant, water them once a month and plant them in the pot with a drainage hole and use a potting mix suitable for cacti.
I wonder if you like it or not.
But most of my succulent friends like it and feel that this succulent looks cute. How about you?
Lithop forms clusters of colored pebbles in the flower pot, which makes them ideal decorations in your garden.
For anyone who can never remember to water, this succulent is suitable for you because it can store water for months in their leaves.
But do remember, any plant needs water. Don’t underwater, it may cause stunted plants. The trick is to water the soil only when it’s completely dry.
So, what are you waiting for, just buy it now because it’s a “forever alive” succulent.
Before taking any action, learn about this succulent. It may not be suitable for your environment.
They are low growing and adaptable to most soils but prefer full sun and a well-draining medium.
Look! Can your house provide enough sunlight for this succulent plant? If you don’t have it. Forget it. Try something else that suits your house environment.
But if you fall in love with this succulent, your plant can be indoors but needs to be near a window with full sun to maintain the compactness of the rosette shape. But it should not change in color thought because of lack of light.
If you live in a lower light environment, this is not a perfect succulent for you.
Graptopetelum does best in the areas that receive plenty of bright and partial sunlight.
But if you insist on growing this succulent, you can use grow-light to provide light for them.
This succulent grows well outdoors in full sun and watering weekly during summer, while houseplants may only need watering every other week.
For outdoor novice gardeners, provide shade cloth in the afternoon during summer to avoid sunburn.
This is the succulent do best in areas that receive plenty of sunlight. They like to filter the sunlight brightly.
Potalucaria Afra drought tolerant but does require watering from April to October.
With the right conditions, this succulent can thrive indoors and outdoors.
After reading this post, why do you planning to plant succulents, for hobby or decoration?
If you want to start as a hobby, choose the easy-care succulents as a starting point like Echeveria and Sedum. These two types of succulents plants are suitable for beginners. Don’t buy a lot of different types of succulents. Just focus on two or three types that are suitable for your climates. With proper succulents plants, your succulent garden can be successfully built.
Enjoy your succulent journey.
For those who are interested in decoration, before buying any plants, know the lighting conditions in your home. If your lighting condition is not good, you may need to provide light for your succulents plants to grow. When your succulents adapt to the environment they need, they will live a healthy life.
Hope you enjoy this post. Happy planting.