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5 Easy-to-Care-For Indoor Succulents

Cactuses are all the rage in home decor right now. If you want to get in on the trend, why not try some succulents as houseplants? They are generally easy to take care of and have many small varieties.

These 5 succulents are easy to grow and can make beautiful additions to your home decor.

Crown of Thorns

These plants are native to Madagascar and, unlike many succulents, they can bloom all year if they have enough light. Crown of Thorns plants have spoon-shaped leaves and tiny flowers. They can add some color with their red and yellow bracts around the tiny flowers.

Don’t let the whole pot dry out, but water them infrequently. Direct light and fertilization during the growing season will encourage flowering.

Echeveria

These are one of the most popular succulents because of the rosettes they form. It comes in a variety of colors, including shades of green, blue, and purple.

Don’t water these plants unless it has completely dried out. These do best in unglazed clay pots that let water evaporate. Keep echeveria in full sun.

Hens-and-Chicks

Hens-and-chicks produce clusters of rosettes and form mats. The parents are the “hens” and the smaller rosettes that form are the “chicks.” These plants can spread two feet or more, but you can keep them contained in a smaller pot. They come in a wide variety of hues, from green, blue, red, gold, copper, or a color mixture.

Let them dry between watering so they don’t rot. You don’t need to water them in cooler regions in winter. They are okay in shade, but keep them in a bright area whenever possible.

Lithops

Lithops are small, unusually shaped succulents that look like stones. They don’t need a lot of care, and they can add visual interest to a collection of other succulents.

Keep these in a sunny place away from drafts, and don’t water them often. You don’t need to water them at all in the winter.

Panda Plant

This succulent has silver-gray hair that makes it look fuzzy. The leaves have rusty colors, and the plant can bloom–even though they don’t often flower indoors.

Keep panda plants in a spot that receives indirect light and a few hours of direct sunlight. Let the plant dry out between waterings, and feed the plant once a month when it’s growing. Don’t let the plant get too cold.

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