The succulent plant business is certainly a booming industry. While there are many factors contributing to its popularity, the common motivations of the people buying them are they provide beauty, they have low maintenance, and some of them can even be used as natural health remedies.
There are many families and genera of succulent plants. Each family and genus has hundreds and even thousands of species under it. With that multitude, we can’t really discuss them one by one here. However, we have listed the top 5 species of succulents that you can easily buy from reliable sources like Calsfarm.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera can be grown outdoors or indoors. Aside from the healthy green color of the plant, it has plenty of medicinal uses. Its sap can treat sunburn and wounds. Then it can also be utilized to trigger hair growth in the bald spots of your head.
2. Crown of Thorns
This is called the Euphorbia milii. Ideal as an ornamental plant, the crown of thorns comes from Madagascar. It has a very unique appeal because of its thorny trunk, spoon-sized leaves and rounded flowers. Although it can thrive indoors, the quality of its flower is amplified when grown under direct sunlight.
3. Jade Plant
The Crassula ovata is a favorite in many homes because it is so easy to maintain. Like its name implies, the plant grows jade-like leaves. It only needs watering when its leaves start to lose their shine or when they begin to fall. However, this will only happen after an extensive period of not being watered. In addition, the Jade plant sometimes needs pruning so that its edges will have equal in volume and to ensure its proper weight distribution to prevent it from falling over on one side.
4. Christmas Cactus
The other name of this plant is Schlumbergera x buckleyi. This has long, spiky, green leaves and beautiful flowers. The Christmas Cactus can be grown inside and outside of the home. It is highly recommended that it is kept inside during harsh weather conditions though like during a very hot summer, winter and rainy days. Too much heat may dehydrate the plant while overwatering may result to its buds falling too.
5. Ponytail Palm
Also known as Beaucarea recurvata, this plant gives a nice touch in hallways. Though it resembles a palm tree rather than a succulent, it is classified as the latter. The plant is characterized by its long trunk, and long, thin leaves. Although it thrives in the southwestern areas of the US and Mexico, the plant can survive cold weather conditions as well. However, it is highly recommended that only a little watering must be done to the plant during a cold climate.
Grow Yours Now
As mentioned earlier, there are more succulent plants out there aside from the ones featured here. These are mere examples to illustrate the diversity of this kind of plant, and to give you an idea about the popular types of succulents out there that you can easily buy and maintain at the comfort of your home.
An awesome way to boost the beauty that your succulents can bring you is to mix different species and place them in the key areas of your home. Calsfarm already does that for you with its beautiful Rosettes succulents not only for home use but also for parties and weddings.