Many people now prefer receiving succulent plants as gifts or party favors because of the many benefits that they provide. There was a time, of course, when succulents are looked at weirdly. What are these mini plants capable of, after all? It turned out that the succulent plants like CAL Farms Beautiful 36 of 2″ Assorted Succulents are capable of a multitude of things, most of all of providing a fresher air for us to breath in our homes or offices.

Here are the many reasons why succulent plants have become a favorite for so many people:

1. They Use It as Decoration

Have you ever visited a home with many succulent plants as decorative pieces? Succulents are such great alternative to plastic, glass, and porcelain figurines that we usually see on top of a stand or a counter. Instead of having to buy decorative pieces that are unoriginal and uninteresting, succulents make for better decoration. You can put it in your garden in a vase or in a recycled fish bowl or you can put it inside your home by the window sill where it can attract the sunlight it needed. There are people who actually make a living out of passionately designing succulent plants. They turn them into pieces of art, wherein they mix them up with other plants and put them in cute wooden crate boxes.

You may even notice succulent plants in weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other kinds of parties. They make for great centerpieces. Those who are gunning for nature-inspired themes and motifs can have succulents as the center of their decorative element. They can hang succulents from the ceiling and use them to line the aisle and other parts of the room.

2. They Breathe better with Succulents

Some people swear that they breathe better with succulents in the room. That’s because succulent plants give off oxygen and make the air that you breathe fresher and easier to breathe in. There are even studies that suggest succulents have medicinal properties and thus, might be benefiting the health of the people who take care of it. This is why succulents can also be given as gifts to people who are confined in the hospital and to those who are having difficulty breathing. Much of the same properties that ordinary plants have are also contained in the succulents.

3. They Feel Lucky When There are Succulents

Who knew that succulents can be lucky charms, too? Many Asian nations believe in the power that succulents bring their businesses, their personal lives, and their families. That is why you may have noticed succulent plants in every Asian restaurant or store that you visit. This is because they believe succulent plants, the Jade Plant in particular, can give them luck. Of course, there is no scientific evidence to this, but what’s wrong with believing that succulents can bring us luck, right? It looks good as a decoration and if it really gives people luck, then that’s okay, too. Don’t we all need a bit of luck what with all that’s happening around us and the entire world, to be exact.

About the author
Giancarlo Perlas
A freelance writer who loves cars, sports, carpentry, and gardening. Check him out on Twitter at @giancarloperlas and Pinterest at Succulent Shaman.

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