The succulent family has experienced a rise in popularity in recent years. It’s no wonder – they are easy to maintain, relatively inexpensive, and just plain cute. Known for their durability and low-maintenance attitude, succulents have quickly become a favorite in homes and offices. You will likely recognize these plants when you see them, but how much do you know about them? Read on for five fun facts about succulents.
They don’t need much water. In fact, over-watering these plants may be damaging to them. As desert plants, succulents are able to store water in their thick leaves, allowing them to live for long periods of time in draught conditions. If you’re always forgetting to water your plants, they may be a good choice for you.
Aloe plants are succulents. There are over five hundred species of flowering succulents, and Aloe Vera is one of them. This amazing plant secretes a gooey pulp that can be used to calm digestion and soothe sunburn.
You can wear them as jewelry. Due to their hearty leaves and longevity, several Etsy shops are now selling live succulent jewelry. (If you’re not into wearing the real thing, plenty of lifelike replicas are also available.) Interested? This website has more details.
All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. The word “succulent” categorizes plants that store water in their leaves, making the cacti an key member of this group.
In Feng Shui, succulents are thought to bring wealth to your space. If you follow the teachings of Feng Shui design, you’ll be happy to know these plants are believed to bring prosperity to a dwelling. Even if they don’t bring you heaps of monetary wealth, adding greenery to your home can improve your mood and freshen indoor air.