You want plants in your home without having to do too much work. Succulents are the ideal candidate! Succulents are decorative, eye-catching and exceptionally easy to look after. There’s also a massive choice in terms of shape, style and size.
Colours and shapes
The range of succulents consists primarily of decorative foliage plants, although it also includes flowering specimens such as Kalanchoe. The plants particularly stand out through their unique shapes: Haworthia and Aloë have a strong primaeval feel, Echeveria is an array of elegant rosettes, Rhipsalis resembles coral, snake plant (Sansevieria) is proud and indestructible, Crassula is a stylised mini-tree. The question is not “Is there a succulent that fits with me?” but “How do I choose between all these quirky mood makers?”.
Succulents are able to store moisture in their roots, stems and thick leaves. This enables them to effortlessly cope with dry periods such as a holiday. Just think of the popular cactus - it’s not going to droop if you spend three weeks on Bali hanging out with palm trees. There is no symbolism for the entire group of succulents, but you can definitely consider every one of them to be loyal.
Most succulents come from the tropics and subtropics, and originally developed in dry areas such as mountainous regions and semi-deserts in Africa and South and Central America. They're tough guys that can also survive in a warm, arid maritime climate in the wild.