Indoor plants

Succulents for houseplants

Why choose succulent indoor plants

Succulents, also excellent as a gift for friends, in addition to giving a touch of green to the house, have the ability to grow luxuriantly even in domestic environments. Some species of succulents can reach considerable dimensions, which is why, before buying one, you need to get to know them in order to better identify the spaces, environments and type of furniture they will have to deal with. In fact, at home temperatures are often mild, and humidity and lighting levels are optimal conditions for this type of plants, which are usually typical of arid and very hot environments. However, it should not be overlooked that even succulent indoor plants need attention, so it is necessary to guarantee them a suitable substrate and repot them if necessary.

How to care for grassy apartment plants

Succulents for apartment are well suited for decorating rooms, thanks to their often extravagant and unusual shapes. We must not forget, however, to give them care, attention and care. The ideal conditions to guarantee to a succulent plant are: an internal temperature of about 20 ° C, exposure to possibly direct sunlight (therefore excellent if placed on balconies or windowsills), relatively low humidity levels. There is no restriction on the type of pots, but the soil in which the plants are placed must be of the draining type, to prevent water from accumulating inside it. They should be watered sparingly, once or twice a month in the cold months, three or four times in the warm months. As for the variety,

Classification of the various types of succulents

Succulents for apartment are commonly classified into three types according to their physical structure, a not secondary element for those who have to choose which one to buy, being interested, in fact, in their aesthetic appearance. There is talk of “columnar” type succulents that lend themselves well to giving meaning to those small or residual spaces of the rooms, such as edges or gaps. Examples of this are Cactus, Echinocereus and Opuntia. Then there are the “hanging” type succulents, the hanging ones that can be positioned on the ceiling, on the wall or falling from the windowsill or balcony. Like for example the Zygocactus and the Aporocactus. Finally, there are the “spherical” succulents, which develop in width and offer truly sinuous shapes. It is no coincidence that they are the most popular, they are found in homes as well as in public areas. Among these we remember the Mammillaria, the Rebutia, the Lithops.

Succulents for houseplants: How to use succulents in an original and design way

Succulents, as we have seen, are ideal for decorating environments and creating very original design situations. In this regard, creative ideas are proposed for recycling some objects that can be integrated by a small plan, or by combining them. A first suggestion is to use a glass jar, or unused glass containers, or ceramic glasses or cups (better if vintage!) As pots for the plants. You can make many small elements to be put in series or a single larger one, creating a composition of different succulents inside. Another idea is to use old books, making a hole between the pages to accommodate the plant. Succulents can also be intertwined with each other to form wreaths. It’s still, we can use corks, making small holes in them and placing small plants in them. Let your imagination run wild and take advantage of these versatile succulents!

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