Repurposed Succulents Decorations For Your Home

A couple of days ago, I attended a bridal shower that had succulents decorations. Cactuses and rosettes were arranged in a pot together with bright white roses. They made up most of the decors around the room, which made the area elegant and gorgeous. But above all, the succulents fitted the bride, a close friend of mine, who’s incredibly simple but has one of the classiest tastes I know in terms of home decorations.

After the bridal shower, which was a blast, by the way, I asked if I could take home one of the arrangements of succulents, and the bride agreed. I imagined it would look perfect as my table centerpiece, and I was right. Upon going home, I placed the pot filled with cactuses, roseum, burro’s tail, hens and chicks, and dudleya. There was a dozen of white roses thrown around the arrangement, and though I knew they wouldn’t last long, I opted for them since the combination of the succulents and white roses was too pretty to pass on.

So, upon arriving home, I immediately placed the arrangement on my table. They didn’t need any tinkering since they looked absolutely magnificent there on my big empty table. They stood out on their own, particularly against the colorful deco walls I have hanging around the dining area. They provided that lush of green that the dining room needed and I immediately thought of where else can I put such an arrangement.

Since I didn’t want to buy an arrangement of succulents for every room, I decided to repurpose the existing one on my dining table. A couple of days after, the white roses began to wilt while the succulents remained as beautiful and as gorgeous as ever.

While the roses needed water to thrive, the succulent plants, of course, had none of those requirements. I preferred to let the roses wilt and did not water the pot since I got it. The bride said the arrangement was watered before they arrived at the venue, so I deduced that the soil needs at least a week to completely dry out. As a result, the roses began to wilt and I had to take them out.

Although the succulents still looked beautiful sitting on top of my dining table, they lost their edge after the roses wilted. For me, they were just like any other succulents that I purposely arranged around the house. They don’t stand out anymore, and as much as I like to replant the roses, I was bored with them, truth to say. I wanted something more for this arrangement of roseum, burro’s tail, dudleya, and hens and chicks. I knew what I wanted to do and that is to propagate the succulents.

I replanted both the dudleya and hens and chicks outside where I knew they will likely thrive. They were outdoor succulents anyway, and they crave more sunlight and water than the roseum and the burro’s tail. Meanwhile, I put the burro’s tail in a hanging basket and arranged it in the foyer where it greets my guests. The roseum was the one I repurposed with the other succulents around the house. Since the roseum has such a versatile look, I mixed it with the other succulents arrangement and they immediately looked more gorgeous than ever.

6 Things You Should Know About Succulent Plants

Succulent plants are great houseplants because they are easy to take care of and they come in every color, style, and texture. In fact, they can be used as home décor by simply placing them in stylish pots. You can even hang them on your foyer, so that they act as the “welcoming committee” for your guests. They are not only easy to maintain, they also have a number of health benefits such as preventing humidity in the home and letting us breathe easier (because as opposed to other plants, they produce oxygen even at night).

Succulent plants are very popular right now because they are always the choice for party favors, not to mention they are very cute, too! But before picking up your next agave plant or cacti, here are more things you need to know about succulents:

1. Succulents come from dry and desert-like locations.

Succulents store water in their leaves, so they can thrive in dry and desert places. They first originated in Africa, where there are long and dry seasons. That’s why they can survive even in harsh environments. Do you live in humid areas? You should pick up a couple of succulents to “release” moisture in your homes.

2. Succulents are named after their thick, sap-filled leaves.

The term succulents come from the Latin word “sucus,” which means juice or sap. These are the leaves that help the plant survive and they keep them nourished as well. These leaves are also the reason why the plant can survive in extremely warm and dry weather conditions. Other succulents can survive even if they are only watered once a week. They can also thrive in sunlight and dry air.

3. Succulents come in different colors.

Of course, succulents are green in color, but they have different shades, too. You can find the shade on the end of each leaf. They can be pink, violet, blue, orange, or yellow in color. Depending on the theme and motif of your party, you can order succulents like CAL Farms 20 of 2” Beautiful Rosettes Succulents and give them away as favors.

4. Succulents are pest resistant.

Not all succulents are pest resistant, but most of them are. This is another reason why these plants are easy to maintain and why they are perfect to place inside the homes and for people who don’t know anything about taking care of plants. There are issues of pests in succulents, but these are caused by external factors such as scale or aphids, and fungus gnats, mealybugs, spider mites, or wooly aphids.

5. Succulent cuttings can grow into new plants.

Do you want to give away succulents? You can actually save a lot of money by simply snipping off a succulent leaf, letting it dry under the sun, planting it in the dirt, and watering it. This is called propagating.

6. Succulents can turn into a poinsettia for Christmas.

Have you seen a succulent poinsettia? They bloom in time for Christmas. Colored red, pink, and green, they have a very festive look and they are perfect decorations for the season of giving.

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