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by Ryan Eccleston-Murdock July 26, 2018

If you were to ask a millennial to describe their dream apartment, they’d probably say something along the lines of: “A loft with little furniture, enormous windows, and succulents. Everywhere. I mean succulents sitting on window sills, hanging in cute little pots from the ceiling, in the bathroom kind of everywhere.” About 3 years ago, succulents began popping up, well, everywhere - in homes, coffee shops, even in the office - sort of like a welcomed weed.

The succulent’s popularity is warranted: they’re the perfect plant for anyone who wants to add a little more nature to their life, but doesn’t want to too much responsibility or the risk of breaking a nail (or the bank). The succulent cyclone draws people in with the plant’s low maintenance commitment, variety, and - let’s be honest - aesthetics.

Succulents typically have thicker, more pronounced stems and leaves than your average plant, due to the plant’s natural ability to retain water. Since succulents hail from areas with high temperatures and little rainfall, it’s imperative for them to be able to hoard as much water as they can. In popular succulent types, such as echeveria, lavender pebbles, or cacti (yes, cacti are succulents too!), these exaggerated features are clearly visible. And it doesn’t hurt that these low-maintenance plants are fashionable.

Caring for your succulents is almost sinfully easy and, when properly cared for, they can survive for well over three years! There are just two things every succulent owner needs to know:

  • Succulents need a lot of sunlight, so you should keep them in a very sunny part of your home, office, or bedroom.
    • If you don’t have particular sunny areas to park your plant, don’t worry. Succulents can thrive off of artificial light as well.
    • If you notice that your plant is starting to stretch towards your light source, you should try to find a better lit area so your plant can grow upright.
  • Succulents love soaked roots, so when it’s time to water them (about every 3 weeks) make sure to be a little heavy handed.
    • If you aren’t sure whether you should water your succulents, insert a chopstick into your pot until it touches the bottom. When you pull it out, if soil is stuck to it, you can skip watering. Otherwise, it’s time to water!

Now, when it comes to choosing which succulent to get, don’t feel like you have to choose just one. Get as many as you’d like! Succulents work well together and the right combination can really make a room pop!

Ryan Eccleston-Murdock
Ryan Eccleston-Murdock


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