Succulents are bizarre, robust, but temptingly beautiful, easy to care for and survive. So one can scarcely characterize these true superman artists. These special plants come from the drylands of Africa, Asia and Australia, but are now widely used worldwide. Succulents are the best water-storing plants. Her name also indicates that. The term succulents comes from the Latin word “suculentus”, which means “juicy”. These strange creatures usually have thick leaves and stems where they store water. Thanks to this feature, they can survive longer dry periods and forgive you if you have forgotten about their casting. The succulents adapt perfectly to their environment and quickly turn into definitive ones Eye catcher at home or outdoors. These can decorate your own four walls and just as well defy the sun, wind and cold outside in the garden. In two consecutive articles, we want to present you the most popular succulents for indoors and outdoors and provide practical care tips.
If you do not have a green thumb, the succulents are the perfect houseplants for you too
Important care tips for succulents for indoors
You may be working from home and want to have a real green eye-catcher on your desk. Then you’ve just hit the bullseye with succulents inside! These grow wonderfully in small ceramic or plastic pots not only next to your PC, but also in any sunny location at home.
The warm sunbeams are good for them and promote their growth. A south or west windowsill would be the ideal location for them. They do not go to waste in hot places, because the evaporation of moisture in these plants is reduced to a minimum. Pour once every two to three weeks when the top substrate layer is dry. You can fertilize once every four weeks, that’s perfect enough. The propagation of succulents you can easily succeed. Place a leaf rosette or single leaves in sandy substrate and wait. Most types of succulents quickly take root.
Succulents are true survivors – they thrive well without special care on your part
Attention! Some succulent species form thorns, which they fend off predators. There are also poisonous plants that should be kept away from small children and pets!
Which succulent is your favorite for the home?
The most popular succulents for indoors
Some succulents are actually attractive houseplants that you like to pull home. Without much care, they decorate the interior and often attract all eyes. Especially if you create a terrarium, then the beautiful robustness of these houseplants comes into their own. You can learn more about this design idea here experience. Now let’s list the most popular succulents for indoors:
The Hauswurz is very popular with us nationwide and well distributed. This Succulent grows great in the room, but also on the balcony and in the garden. It is extremely easy to care for and survive. Their Latin name also indicates: Sempervivum means “always alive” in German. Nothing can kill the house root. Their beautiful leaf rosettes store water and can last long dry periods well. Particularly attractive are the delicate pink flowers of this succulent plant, which appear in July and August and delight our eyes.
The most popular succulent for inside and outside – the houseleek
Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe)
Called the Kalanchoe or Nationwide Flaming Katy, it has conquered the hearts and dwellings of the Germans and is currently the most popular houseplant. The Flammende Käthchen is undemanding and easy to care for, the plant can get by with little water. Water once a week and fertilize this succulent species from April to August and she will thank you for it. The Kalanchoe shows you its small, colorful flowers from February and has a long flowering period. Depending on the variety, their flowers are colored in white, yellow, pink, orange or red. We are always real eye-catchers in the room.
Flaming Katie always looks adorable
Money Tree (Crassula ovata)
The money tree belongs to the thick-leafed plants, which bring a green note into the house. This succulent species is still known under the name Pfennigbaum, elephant tree or jade shrub. It comes originally from Africa and like all types of succulents stores water in their green, oval leaves. The money tree grows shrubby or tree-shaped and can reach a height of over one meter. This room succulent requires a sunny location, but does not like the direct sunlight. Best place your money tree at a southern windowsill, where the blazing sun is shaded by a curtain. Pour moderately so the roots do not rot. Liquid fertilizers for indoor plants are also recommended, but only in the warm months.
Easy care and effective – the money tree!
Bow Hemp (Sansevieria)
The bow hemp is also known under the name Sensevieria. In German-speaking countries, the plant is still called mother-in-law tongue or butcher plant. This succulent species is native to Africa and Asia, but has been well-established in Europe since the 18th century. This is the most attractive succulent for indoors, because it makes long, tongue-shaped green-yellowish leaves that exude much exoticism. Bow hemp prefers sunny places, where the temperature does not fall below 15 Gard C. This is an easy-care plant that does not need much water. The Sensevieria can withstand long periods of drought. It also improves the indoor climate and has a positive effect on our well-being.
Bow hemp – a decorative eye-catcher in your home
The aloe vera is well known and widely used by us. Originally, this succulent species comes from the Arabian Peninsula. It forms thick-fleshed grass-green leaves, which are edged with small spines. But the most interesting thing is the healing properties of aloe vera, which is referred to as the medicine chest on the windowsill. From the leaves of the succulent one gains juice, which is used in the cosmetics industry and is considered a remedy. As a gel you can apply a few drops and relieve skin inflammation. The aloe vera helps against sunburn and burns. The medicinal plant is still laxative and constipation.
The succulent medicinal plant that everyone must have at home
In our brief overview, we have presented you so far 5 popular succulents for indoors. Unfortunately, in one article, we can not show all the evergreen houseplants that are part of the large succulent family. Here are just a few to mention, such as the agaves, monkey swing, the Haworthia species and the attractive living rocks that impress us with their strange flowers.
The succulent genus Haworthia contains about 160 known species
Sensevieria is a real exotic in the apartment
Agaves bring a Mediterranean flair to your home
Living stones – these succulents look like pebbles
Aloe Vera – the useful evergreen houseplant that heals
The money tree is a symbol of wealth and happiness
In the living room or office, the money tree thrives well with little care and effort
Succulents have a striking beauty