Succulent plants, sometimes referred to as succulents in botany, are plants having thicker, fleshy, engorged portions that are typically used to hold onto water in dry soil or climates. Succes, which means “juice” or “sap” in Latin, is where the word succulent originates.
Succulents have remarkable textures due to their strong, distinct leaf shapes, which turn them into living sculptures for interior spaces. They are suited to withstand dry circumstances, which makes them excellent interior plants. Many houseplants die because dwellings provide dry inside air to them, especially in the winter.
The majority of succulents require at least six hours of natural light every day and thrive in bright, direct light. If your home only has a shaded area, however, pick low-light-tolerant plants like mother-in-law tongue and put them next to a south or east-facing window.
Full guide to caring for succulents:
- Water sporadically. Less is better because they are accustomed to desert-like settings.
- Keep them exposed to the sun. A well-lit bedroom or kitchen will do.
- Ensure them warmth. Stay away from areas that are overly cold or drafty.
- Steer clear of glass jars and containers that don’t have a bottom opening.
Though it doesn’t need to be watered frequently, the tropical succulent with thick leaves and spiky edges does need intense light, so you might want to put it on your bedroom windowsill.
They purify the air: Succulents are great in eliminating pollutants from the air, such as aloe vera and snake plant. According to NASA studies, they can eliminate 87% of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
They facilitate breathing: Although most plants respire like humans do at night, producing carbon dioxide, during the process of photosynthesis, plants release oxygen.
They purify the air: Succulents are great in eliminating pollutants from the air, such as aloe vera and snake plant.