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April 21, 2010

I love Succulents!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ashley Hawthorne @ 1:42 pm

I love succulent plants!  I also like their ridiculous name!  They are anything but sucky 🙂  According to Wikipedia, “Succulent plants, also known as succulents or fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climate or soil conditions. Succulent plants store water in their leavesstems and/or roots. Geophytes survive unfavourable periods by dying back to underground storage organs (tuberous roots, corms, bulbs, and rhizomes). They can be regarded as succulents. Some plants are succulent geophytes. The storage of water often gives succulent plants a more swollen or fleshy appearance than other plants, also known as succulence. In addition to succulence, succulent plants variously have other water-saving features.”  Basically they are the camels of the plant kingdom!  I think they are quirky and fun and just such a great addition to your home either indoors or out.  I saw some succulent terrariums and I think that I may tackle one of those soon.

Yesterday I met my sis and her family at Harb’s Oasis (love that place!) to pick out a fountain for their home.  Being the sucker for plants that I am, of course I had to buy something for our house!  I decided on this red planter (40% off and thank the lord b/c planters are SO expensive!) and these cute little succulent plants.  They are by the back door which is the one we use every time we come  and go from the  house.  I’m excited and hopefully will keep them alive.  I have never had succulent plants so if you have any tips, please comment them!

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3 Comments »

  1. oh my goodness! succulents are my fav!!! i have some on our window seal and they make me so happy 🙂 they don’t need that much water, so other than just keeping an eye on them, they’re pretty low maintenance (another reason why i love them, haha)

    Comment by Jenny — April 21, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

  2. Yay! thanks Jenny!! I think they have alot of personality.

    Comment by ashleysthoughts — April 21, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

  3. I’m really bad at remembering to water my plants, but I have a jade tree one that does pretty well. and i really love it’s thick petals! i guess technically, they are leaves, but they are shaped more like a petal.

    Comment by mindy — April 21, 2010 @ 5:00 pm


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