The main reason why succulents are being chosen as the houseplants of choice for many people is because it requires very minimal effort to live. Unlike other houseplants that have to be watered daily, put under the sun for a specific amount of time, and fertilized weekly or monthly, succulents at home can live on their own without its owner having to exert too much effort making it last.
Even people who don’t have a green thumb and probably unintentionally killed houseplants before can take care of succulents like CAL Farms Beautiful 36 of 2″ Assorted Succulents. And because of the proliferation of succulents just about anywhere, almost anyone now can start their own succulent “garden” indoors.
1. Succulents help you breathe easier.
Humans and plants co-exist and rely on each other to survive and for sustenance. Plants, as we know, releases oxygen which humans need in order to breathe. We then breathe in that oxygen and we release carbon dioxide, which plants absorb in order to release more oxygen into the air. This process occurs in the day because at night, most plants have to “rest” and that is why we sometimes feel suffocated at night time. But the good thing is that some succulents do this process all-day-long. They continue to be a part of this process even at night and produces more oxygen as we sleep. That’s why having succulents at home will help us breathe better because of the fresh air that they produce.
2. Succulents calm you down.
Having succulents in your home or your office will make you more productive. Studies have found out that having indoor plants calms the mind and relaxes your mood. In fact, your mood can be boosted by up to 15 percent. We’re not entirely sure if it’s the textural pattern of the cacti and the colorful rosettes that make us feel better, but the presence of nature inside our homes or offices alleviates our mood enough to make us more productive in our personal and professional lives.
3. Succulents can treat ailments.
Succulents are not only great for producing oxygen and helping us calm down, it can also treat a host of illnesses and ailments. This benefit has been around for centuries when plants are grinded and used to treat wounds and scars. Succulents contain healing properties. Agave, for example, is a natural antiseptic, meaning you can use it to treat burns and cuts. Aloe Vera can help ease sunburns, and heal cuts and bruises. When used as cream or lotion, it can also treat scars and other skin abrasions. Aloe Vera can also be taken internally to treat fever, bowel diseases, and other conditions.
4. Succulents can live anywhere.
Whether you live in an apartment, a mansion, a house, a condo, a dorm room, succulents are the perfect choice if you want to add a bit of “nature” in your living space. Succulents don’t have to be in pots. They can be in teacups, orbs, mason jars, and hanging planters. If you don’t have that much space, you can simply hang them by the windowsill. They would still be as beneficial as they are when they are simply potted and used as centerpieces.