Plants That Are Easy To Care For!

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December 13, 2016 by ayyomaleea

Written By: Maleea McKinney , Paris Primm / Inglewood, CA

Have you ever cared for plants? But, they always die tragically? That was me before I found succulents! Succulents are hardy plants that store water in their leaves. They are drought resistant and super easy to care for. Keep reading to found out how to care for them and make a garden of your own. Succulent plants are known as fat plants because some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid (lack of water) conditions.Succulents are drought resistant.

How to care for succulents indoors :

  • Depending on the plant there are various ways to care for them.
  • They need 6 hours of sunlight
  • Water them,but not frequently.(If you see the soil is dry then you can water them) When the soil is completely dry then water the plants and completely soak the soil.
  • Use pots with holes. This will allow the water to drain and oxygen to flow through the soil.

Top 7 Succulent Plants for indoors :

  • Burro’s Tail (Burro’s tail is shown to its best advantage planted in a hanging basket. Overlapping, gray-green or gray-blue leaves grow up to 3 feet long. A native of Mexico, it prefers medium to highlight for best performance.)
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Crown of Thorns (crown of thorns can bloom year-round if given enough light. Long, spoon-shaped leaves appear at the ends of spiky branches, along with clusters of tiny flowers.)
  • Jade Plant
  • Aloe vera (The healing sap of this familiar medicinal plant has been used for centuries to treat wounds and sunburn. However, the sharp “teeth” along the leaf margins can cut an unsuspecting passerby, so place it where it can’t be brushed accidentally.)
  • Ponytail Palm (Ponytail palms are not palm trees at all, but their feathery mops of green leaves atop a leathery-looking trunk resemble them.)
  • Snake Plant (dead-looking snake plants coming back to life upon watering. Long, pointed leaves grow with patterned markings reminiscent of a snake.)

 Succulent Propagation:

Some species can be propagated (new plants can be made from leaves and cuttings). You can easily make your indoor succulent garden bigger! Simply take your favorite plant, find a leaf and slowly wiggle the leaf off making sure you take it off cleanly. Lay the leaf out on some soil or a paper towel and let it dry over. In a few weeks roots and another baby plant will start to grow! This process is very timely and can take several weeks. There is also not a 100% guarantee your leaf will root! Take off several leaves at a time to make sure you get at least one that roots.

Better Homes and Gardens – Top 10 Succulents for Home

Wikipedia – Succulent Plants

Succulents and Sunshine – Growing Succulents Indoors

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