Spring Trend: Succulents

March 15, 2013    |    By +
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SucculentWhen it comes to gardening, I lack three major ingredients to make it happen: 1) a backyard 2) sunlight 3) a green thumb.  Luckily, one of the latest greenery trends, succulents, allows me to fill my apartment with thriving plants without those prerequisites. In layman’s terms, succulent plants usually have meatier leaves & shorter roots than other plants.  This means they can retain water for a longer amount of time, making them easy to maintain in almost any setting.  Plus, it is easy enough to take a clipping from one succulent and grow separate succulent plants without every planting a seed. Try it in this Root Cup.

Root Cup

I have a few potted “gardens” that were already blooming like this Succulent Garden and I have had no problem keeping it alive and growing (unlike my poor ferns and orchids!). This mini oasis is the definition of low maintenance!

succulent garden

If you are feeling super ambitious, this Succulent Wall Planter Kit has everything you need to plant and grow your own succulent garden that doubles as wall art!

succulent wall planter

Trust me on this one, if you want an easy way to add some greenery to your house or garden with minimal effort, succulents are the way to go!

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