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7 Types of Succulents That Enhance Your Interiors

Don’t you want to keep your home with fresh air? Or do you give your room an attractive green look?  

Then succulents are the best choice for you. 

They are unique, colorful, and air-purifying. These plants create a fresh feeling that reduces your stress and anxiety.

Succulents are low maintenance, very easy to grow, and are also very easy to take care of. They cope well in dry conditions. Some species need very little light. So many succulents are ideal for your interior condition.

Here we discuss the types of Succulents you can grow in your interiors.

1.Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)

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The panda plant is also called “Pussy ears”, and comes from the genus Kalanchoe. The native of this plant is Madagascar. Kalanchoe has thousands of varieties in Africa and other parts of the world.

Panda plant reaches 1-2 feet long and 2 feet wide. It has little white hair and a fuzzy texture

Its leaf is tipped with brown or rest-color spots. Panda plant grows very slowly.

Place these plants in bright light. Like most succulents, the soil needs to dry between watering’s. Not to drop water on the leaves as they may be rotten. The room temperature is good enough for the growth of the Panda plant. This plant can live many years at average room temperature.

2. Jade plant (Crassula ovata

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The Jade plant is another succulent that you can bring to your interior. It is called a lucky plant, money plant, or money tree. 

Native to South Africa it has small pink on white flowers and glossy green leaves. The texture of the leaves becomes brown with age. In the high level of sunlight, some varieties Create a red tinge on the edge of leaves.

Jade plants require little water in summer. In winter it also needs very less water. It can be killed by overwatering, Overwatering may cause leaf fall or root rot. It requires direct sun for about 4-6 hours and a good drainage system makes the Jade plant happy.

3.Zebra plant (Aphelandra squarrosa)

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The Zebra plant is a very challenging plant to grow indoors but proper care and attention make this plant alive in your interiors.

 The origin of this species in Brazil. Its leaves have horizontal stripes. It is about 5 inches tall and 6 inches wide. Zebra plants have colorful flowers. It is a moisture lover plant. It needs proper warmth and food, the

Humidity and temperature are very important for a Zebra plant, Temperature needs to be 15-20°C and 40-80% is better for this and You should use a pot that drains well. Too much water is harmful to it.

4.Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)

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Native to Mexico and Honduras, Burro’s Tail is a flowering plant that can produce trailing stems that grow up to 2 feet long. Burros Tail has gray-blue or gray-green leaves. Burros Tail is also called the Donkey tail.

Whether indoors or outside, Burro’s tail grows well. It needs good light but the extreme heat is harmful. It is recommended to place it under full sunlight for its best growth.

Keep the soil dry like other succulents. A good drainage system is required. Maintain regular watering in summer and hardly watering in winter. Overwatering may damage the plant shortly.

5.Echeveria 

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The genus Echeveria is very large. It is native to Mexico, central and southern America. These plants used to live in hot, sunny conditions. They cope well in drought. You need not worry about taking care of them.

Echeveria is a low maintenance plant, Its leaves are thick, and rosettes. They are fleshy and have cuticles on the outer side. The Echeveria plant is slow-growing. They are about 12″ tall.

These plants can be plotted in any region. Full bright sun is a better condition for them. Fertilizer is not necessary. Make sure to not overwater them otherwise the root can be rotten. It does not need to be pruned. In winter you can move them under light and frost-free places.

6.Haworthia

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This succulent is native to South Africa and one of the easiest succulents to take care of.

Haworthia is also a very large genus. It has many varieties. The common character of Haworthia is that they are in Rosset shape. Haworthia looks very attractive and enhances the beauty of a home.

Haworthia’s leaf has a dotted white spot. Their dotted spots can turn purple-red under the sun. It’s striking stripes. Some species have striking stripes, which look very attractive.

Average room temperature is good for Haworthia And also average humidity is enough. Place Haworthias pot near the window. It needs well-drained soil. So dry out soil completely between waterings.

7.Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera adds an exotic look to your house. Aloe vera is one of the easiest succulents to take care of. Aloe Vera is also attractive and air-purifying. It can be the ideal gift for new home buyers. It can be used in gardens, commercial areas, and residential areas.

As we mention aloe vera is the easiest succulent to take care of. It is an ideal succulent for interiors, especially for busy persons.

In a bright spot, aloe vera shows the best results, but it likes to keep dry. You need not worry about watering and need water only once every week. In spring and summer 

You can fertilize aloe vera to keep it healthy.

Aloe vera also does not need pruning and shaping. If the leaves become faded you can simply remove them.

  • Written By
  • Saad Bin Masud

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