You can thank social media for the rise in popularity for these cute little plants. And if you’ve ever thought that taking care of plants was hard because you need a huge lawn, ten bags of fertilisers, spades, a straw hat and green thumbs — you haven’t met these precious succulents.
For someone who has zero interest in gardening at all in my whole entire life, purchasing a succulent for my room was never going to be a mistake on my part.
There’s a reason for the appeal and it’s not just for an easy breezy table top decoration for your Instagram flat lay.
Succulents are easy to take care of
If you ever get the feeling that it’s a burden to have so much responsibility in your life and all you want to do for that one single day is to forget being an adult? Well, with a succulent, you can do so.
They’re very easy to take care of! Succulents are known to be low-maintenance. All it needs is water once a week, a good amount of sunlight and that’s it!
So, they’re good for owners who are relatively busy, or rarely at home. Sometimes you won’t even notice it’s there and if that ever happens, you don’t need to panic. Succulents won’t die that easily.
Succulents are natural home decoration
They look good anywhere. You can place them in your living room, your kitchen, your bedroom, your bathroom, your little brother’s room — anywhere. However, just remember that succulents would always want an ample amount of sunlight during the day. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be just for home decoration. If you have natural sunlight hitting your office desk, pop one next to your stationery mug and watch it grow… along with your work responsibilities.
Succulents are fairly inexpensive
For taking care of a plant, you don’t really need a lot special equipment beforehand. Moreover, succulents, themselves, aren’t that expensive to splurge on either. In other words, you don’t have to feel too guilty if you accidentally kill a succulent or two.
Succulents come in all shapes and sizes
If you think a mini cactus is too prickly for you, there are other types of succulents which you might be more inclined to adopt. And they’re not all green, so if you prefer a colourful palette for your mini plants, there are plenty to choose from pinkish hues to yellows to purples.
Now, I’ve had quite a handful of succulents that I took care of over the past few years and thankfully none have died. Although, there was this one time when I really forgot that I had a mini cactus on my window sill and it started off as the shape of a little potato. Once I realised that I actually had a plant on my window sill two weeks later, it was still alive and kicking and grew two inches taller. Achievement of accidental neglect!
Succulents really are the best.