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6 Must have succulents

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Succulents have become a hugely popular trend as they make an affordable and versatile houseplant that adds to your decor while bringing colour and vibrance into the home.

There are so many reasons why succulents have become a must-have houseplant, like;

If you’re a plant lover or a newbie to house plants, you can add a great touch of greenery to a dreary winter with any of these six succulents. You can also order or gift one to a friend, family member or colleague, and find the perfect home for one of the succulents from our succulent plant collection.



1. Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata, Friendship Tree, Lucky Plant, Money tree)

Jade is an old-fashioned favourite and is considered a symbol of good luck. Some varieties of the jade plants if kept under bright light can tint the edges with reddish tips. Once the plant matures and if the conditions are right, the jade plant can bloom beautiful white or pink flowers.

Structure: It is characterised by thick stems and shiny green leaves that grow into a teardrop shape. 

Maintenance: The key to keeping a jade plant happy is proper watering, when the soil feels dry. Overwatering can kill the plant. They can grow to be heavy plants, so it’s a good idea to plant them in a well-draining terracotta pot for good air movement through the soil. With time, it can grow up to a foot tall.


2. Aloe Vera

This succulent needs no introduction. It’s not only used as an indoor plant for decorative purposes but it’s sap is also known for its medicinal properties to heal wounds, and soothe burns or sunburned skin, making it a great plant to have around the house. 

Structure: This prickly fleshy plant has thick, long pointed leaves, with sharp thorns along its leaf edges and has white spots that stretch out directly from the plant’s base.  

Maintenance: The most important consideration in caring for Aloe Vera is keeping them under full sun or light shade. Semi-frequent watering is required when the leaves feel brittle.

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3. Zebra Plant (Haworthia Fasciata)

These are dainty spiky succulents, often confused with aloe. They are one of the most popular succulents out there, partly due to it being hard to kill with excess water or frost due to its slippery surface. It produces bright yellow, cone shaped flower heads.

Structure: The Zebra Plant is a striking elongated, upright, fleshy rosette. The rosette remains short, flower stalks rise a foot or more above the base leaves while they grow about 5-6 inches tall and wide.

Maintenance: It’s a slow growing succulent that doesn’t take up a lot of room. This plant thrives on neglect, which means it only needs moderate amounts of sunlight, water and well-drained soil.


4. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata, Mother-in-Law's Tongue)

It is one of the most tolerant indoor succulents out there. Snake plants get their name for the patterned markings and shape of their leaves. It makes for a great bedroom plant as research says it can improve the air quality of the room by filtering toxins and pollutants, creating an environment ideal for restful sleep.  

Structure: This plant has long, thick, stiff, pointed variegated leaves, reaching about three feet long.

Maintenance: They are easy to cultivate and can survive weeks with low light and little water. Even if neglected for long periods of time, they still manage to look fresh.


5. Donkey’s Tail (Sedum Morganianum)

This succulent is one of the simplest indoor houseplants to propagate for. The Donkey’s Tail was given its name because of its ability to grow up to four inches long with a shape that resembles a tail. 

Structure: It’s a trailing plant that starts out as a tiny succulent of teardrop-shaped leaves and eventually sprawls over the edges like vines.

Maintenance: The unusual stems make it a natural filler for cascading arrangements and grow better dangling from a hanging pot. That way it assures perfect drainage. They don’t love the heat, so keep the plant in a shaded area for best results.


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6. Panda Plant (Kalanchoe Tomentosa, Madagascar Shrub, Pussy Ears)

The Panda Plant can survive for many years indoors. Although they can flower in the right circumstances, it rarely does.

Structure: This soft and stunning plant is characterised by little silvery hairs, covered in fuzz, hence the name. It’s an easy one to spot with its rust-coloured tips.

Maintenance: As a Madagascar native, they love the dry, winter air in heated homes. Give it bright light and enough water when necessary to keep the leaves from shrivelling. Panda Plants are slow growers but they reach about two feet tall as a houseplant. 


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