There are a few things that I am really good at (eating my way through a pint of ice cream, mixing delicious cocktails, being able to fall asleep anywhere/anytime, reading very quickly), gardening is NOT one of them. No matter how “friendly” or “hearty” a plant is, I have a way of encouraging an unfortunate early demise. If you’re anything like me, I have a bit of good news for you: there exists a houseplant option that may actually make it past the 2 week mark! No joke. Oh, and wait, this houseplant just happens to be:
Is your interest peaked yet? Good. I am talking about a genre of ornamental plants called, succulents. Succulents are little, mini sculptural works of art, yet manage to survive even in the harshest, most arid of climates due to their ability to retain water in their cute, fleshy leaves and stems. What does this mean for you? It means you can finally have low-maintenance greenery in your home year round! Woo-hoo! It also means you can find the cutest, funkiest, pots, plates and random vessels to plant those little suckers in. That’s what I did a month ago (for under $20) and I congratulate myself daily for not killing them. Yet.
All of my succulent plants and organic soil was purchased at my local Lowes store, but you can easily find these plants at any garden or home improvement store in your area. Take a morning, take 20 minutes of hands-on time, and I promise you will not regret it.
What gardening tips do YOU have to add a little greenery into your home decor?