Plants bring to the space of natural beauty and vitality. With their "juicy" leaves and stems, succulents form an extensive and diverse group of plants that do not require special care and look great both singly and as companions. In this article, you will not only get to know them better, but also learn how they can serve as a beautiful and unpretentious decor for your home.
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What is succulents?
Succulents are often characterized as plants with fleshy, juicy or thickened leaves, stems and even roots, in which water is easily retained. Many succulents come from arid regions, such as steppes, deserts and semi-deserts (the most famous plants of the desert are cacti - also refer to succulents). Other species are born offshore and dry lakes with a high content of dissolved minerals, which are deadly for many other plant species.
But the ability of succulents to survive in difficult conditions is not the only reason they are chosen to decorate a house. For residents of Ukraine and other countries with a similar climate, their exotic, bright and unusual appearance has a special appeal. Some of the succulents listed below are familiar to you, since they are found in almost every second house:
- money tree (oyster plank);
- pike tail or tawny tongue (sansevieria);
- aloe vera;
- Christmas cactus;
Succulents in your home
Light in care and beautiful in appearance, succulents nevertheless can have a significant impact on interior design. Using succulents of different heights and leaf shapes, you can give the room a visual interest and unusual structure. And thanks to the ability to survive in the most difficult conditions, these plants often decorate not only the windowsills, but also the uncomfortable corners of the rooms and even the ceiling beams. In the following photos you will see different ways of decorating the interior with succulents and hopefully find useful ideas for your home!