When we see roses in our homes, we instinctively and immediately think about beauty and romance and even a little bit of mystery. It is engraved in our beings that roses, despite its thorns, are beautiful and they have been for centuries.
However, the busy world of today has also led us to believe that taking care of fresh roses indoors or even outdoors is impossible. There’s simply too many things we have to do, too many errands we have to run, too many social functions we have to attend, too many posts on Instagram and Facebook we have to read… We don’t have the time, the energy, or the inclination to take care of roses even if it make us feel better and it make our homes look more beautiful and elegant.
Roses have many health and beauty benefits. It is one of the earliest flowers used for beauty enhancement by the Greeks and Romans. They use the petals to perfume their baths, as well as to decorate the floors and the banquet halls. In their distilled forms, roses are used in cosmetics, medicines, and therapeutic treatments.
The oil coming from roses has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It is being used to treat ailments that include abrasions, skin conditions, and burns. It can also be used to ease fever, cough, and sore throats. On the other hand, rose water can be used for a lot of different things, too, such as for treating acne, calming sore throats, and perfuming a relaxing bath.
Today’s beauty products are also using roses in various forms. Whether they list it as rose water, rose distillate, rose essential oil, or rosehip seed oil, these all have properties that boost the beautifying properties of cosmetics. They are used not only to add a light scent to the cosmetic products because it also helps in the rejuvenation of the skin.
Although not as popular as roses, rosette succulents are also carving their niche in home gardening. Rosette is not the actual name of the plant. Instead, it is a term used to describe a succulent plant whose leaves radiate from the center stalk either right at ground level or close to the ground. The pattern resembles that of a rose flower. Many types of plants grow in the rosette pattern, though succulents remain to be the most popular.
Rosette succulents like CAL Farms 20 of 2″ Beautiful Rosettes Succulents maintain that form their entire lives. With the right maintenance routine, you don’t have to worry that succulents will wilt or die on you in a matter of days. Succulents, with proper sunlight, water, and fertilizer, can last for years.
The rosette formation, in particular, allows for maximum exposure to the sun while also allowing the plants to capture and direct the moisture toward the roots. Most rosette succulents come from arid areas where their thick leaves allow them to retain water.
The reason why rosette succulents are now being preferred over roses is because rosettes are very easy to take care of. Unlike roses that need pruning, watering, sunlight, and fertilizers ever so often, rosettes can beautify your homes without the tedious maintenance process.
The rosettes also have medicinal and beautifying properties. It also looks better on a minimalist approach because it sits quietly by the windowsill or even as a centerpiece of the dining table. It beautifies its surrounding without needing the attention that roses demand.