Succulents are easy care plants that store water in their fleshy stems and leaves. Similar to cactus in the storage capability, however, succulents for the most part do not have spines. Succulents are perfect plants for gardeners who aren't always home to take care of them. They can be grown in containers where you can regulate the moisture, light and soil easily, or grown in gardens and even in deep picture frames as garden art.
Succulents have lots of variety in form, color and texture, which leads to unusual pairings.
Some garden tips in growing succulents is to strive for 3 - 4 hours of sunlight, grown in areas that are not boggy or swampy as they prefer good drainage, and the cooler the weather, succulents will need less water.
Choosing containers is great for the creative gardener, as succulents can grow beautifully in antique bowls, soufflé dishes, terra cotta or glazed pots, dry water fountains, dry bird baths, plastic lined wood trays or drawers, and shallow pots. Think of all the cool containers that are found at thrift shops that could be repurposed for your succulent gardens.
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