Succulents -The small attractive plants for your Indoor decoration
If you are a plant lover and have the passion with the natural beauty, but don’t have time to spend for gardening, then here is the great tool for you to enjoy the natural beauty at your doorstep. Don’t be confused because there are plenty indoor plants are called succulent houseplants which available to fulfill your heart’s desire and enjoy the natural beauty beside you. Succulents are the small indoor plants, which provide the natural essence to your indoor environment and brings natural nourishment to your guests and also for your family.
Succulents can survive in the dry places and bright light areas of the indoor environments and there is no need for special arrangements; they can adjust with the natural indoor adaptations, the reason behind this are they have the fleshy leaves, thick stems and the enlarged roots provide the natural habitat to survive in the indoor adaptations. They can store the water in the leaves and stems and survive for longer periods with the minimum water conditions. If anyone asks you about the succulent plants than immediately your mind strikes with the cacti succulent, but there are greater number of succulents that are available to bring more natural enhancement to your indoor environments.
The list provided below are the great succulent houseplants which are liked by plant lovers for indoor environment and these plants have the capability to tolerate the temperature and huge water storage capacity to live stronger and healthier.
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Types of Succulent plants
There are plenty succulent plants are available for purchase and you can choose according to the need and taste of your indoor background and environmental adaptations. The mostly used indoor succulents’ plants are listed below
Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)
This is the small succulent houseplant that can be planted in a small hanging basket. The leaves of this succulent can grow up to three feet long and appear in different color background like grey green or grey blue pattern. It requires medium to highlight for the activity of the plant and if you hang these plants at the welcome door on at the entrance it brings shine to the doors and will give a grand pleasant welcome to the guests.
Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera xbuckleyi)
The attractive indoor succulent plant is Christmas cactus. It’s a glowing flowering plant which provides brightness to the indoor environment. For its better growth keep the soil dry 2 inch below the surface between watering. In the budding season don’t overwater it and also keep it save from dehydration. The light should be medium to high and fertilizer used to be two to three times in summer to avoid the external problems and also to initiates the blossoms.
The Aloe Vera is also known as the Medicine Plant and can be perfect succulent plant to be grown indoors. This plant is known as the medicine plant because of the different cures it can give to a human body. The leaves of this plant can be chopped down and peeled. The gel coming out from the leaves can be used on face and body which is perfect for treatment for acne, acne marks, pigmentation, dryness, sensitive skin, eczema, sunburns and different problems. The gel can also be used for treating different types of wounds and on scalp to ensure hair growth and to put a stop to hair fall. It requires the dry soil and direct sunlight. Fertilize 3 times in summer but avoid fertilizing it in winter.
There are huge varieties of Kalanchoe plants are available but, Panda Succulent plant is the most commonly used plant which has the unique appearance with its foliage. The leaves of this plant are covered with soft silver hairs and appears like a fuzzy, blue grey appearance. It can grow in the medium to bright filtered light. It doesn’t need much attention for its care and growing.
Pincushion Cactus (Mammilaria)
The mostly used cacti in the home is Pincushion Cactus which is ball in shape and able to grow in bright sun. They often show flowering and required dry atmospheric soil and have a pin pointed spines around them. These are available in ball, clumps and in different shapes.
This is commonly called as friendship tree or lucky plant and some people treat this as a money tree. This succulent plant have beautiful appearance with small pink and white flowers. It’s a commonly used house plant worldwide. It can survive in the medium light to bright and able to survive in any indoor adaptations.
These are another type of succulent house plants which appear tree like in globosely or columnar appearance and closely resemblance with the normal Cactus species. The fleshy green stems and sharp pointed branches are the great external assorts with this plant.
Euphorbia lacteal (Crests)
The bright color appearance and the stronger growth of this secculent makes it a passionate plant for many people. It is available in two color reforms with the whitish colored and green appearance and somehow it looks like a pinkish appearance too. It also requires the medium to high temperature and dry environment.
Apart from above there are many varieties of succulents that are available in various patterns and colors. The above mentioned are some which are mostly purchased and seen in various indoor environments.
How to grow succulents?
It is very easy task to grow succulents. They doesn’t require high watering, seeding, pest control etc. Most of the succulent plants require dry environments, medium to high light and avoid of moist from the soil are the basic important steps to grow succulent tropical plants indoor. They all require fertilization twice to thrice every year and there is a need of sandy soils for the better growth for succulent plants. During summer it is better to keep the succulent plants outside for better growth and during winter it is essential to avoid the moist from the soil. The most important element is succulent plants doesn’t require large places and huge pots to grow, they can survive in the hanger pots, small vessels, and mini plant pots and also they are super fit in a small designer pot which is best apt for your desktop working table.
The fresh and energetic mind always keeps the mind active and happy. That could be possible with the natural beauty and lively environments, which could be possible with the plants which are friendly to us and live with us. Those are succulent indoor plants.
I have a Christmas cactus plant and love it. The only problem I have is that when it does bloom, it only blooms 1 – 3 blooms. I’m not sure what I am doing wrong – can you help?
My “Christmas” cactus (her name is Margaret) is about 15 years old and massive. She’s so huge she has to live up on a plant stand and is about 3 feet wide. She has loads of orchid pink blossoms that start around Thanksgiving and finish up around Easter.
Margaret lives in a bright southern window. Other than that, she thrives on neglect. I water her maybe every two weeks. No regular schedule. If the new leaves at the tips are looking wrinkled and scrawny, I water her (but not heavily). I do turn her every few weeks. I think the tips facing the sun are the ones that bloom best, so turning keeps her blooming all over.