Novice Plant Parents Should Start With These Succulents
January 28, 2020
Spring will be here before you know it! With it will come fresh flowers and greenery outdoors—why not bring some of that mood-boosting Mother Nature into your home? Even if you don’t have much a green thumb, you should still have no trouble caring for these low-maintenance succulents.
- Aloe vera. If you’re looking for a multi-purpose plant, aloe vera certainly fits the bill. Its long, thin leaves are filled with a soothing sap that has long been enlisted to ease pain from sunburn, cuts, and everything in between. The plant is also super easy to keep alive. Just keep it in a well-lit spot and water it whenever the leaves start to feel a little dry.
- Echeveria. Since echeveria typically flourishes in the desert, it’s the perfect plant for someone who might occasionally forget to water it. In fact, you really should wait to water it until the soil feels bone-dry. Emulate its native desert habitat by putting it in front of a large window and draining the soil well after watering.
- Haworthia. Haworthia is sometimes referred to as “zebra haworthia” due to its white stripes. The long, spindly leaves are pleasing to the eye, and the plant itself was tailor-made for apartment living since it doesn’t need direct sunlight. In fact, bright indirect sunlight works better for haworthia. Like the other plants on this list, it requires very little watering! Just give it a drink when the soil dries up.