Succulent: The Basics

As a homeowner, you may find yourself being necessitated to consistently have tree trimming and hiring tree service Greenwich CT whenever there is a storm or when the branches are now long that they impose a threat to your house and roof. But have you tried gardening indoor? There are many house plants that are very advantageous to grow and tend to, and some of them are called succulents.

Succulents are found in more than 60 plant families with members of Crassulaceae, Aizoaceae, and Cactaceae. Some succulents like the cactus are able to store water in their stems and have no leaves, while others like agaves store water in their leaves. Kalanchoe, Aloe, and Echeveria are some of the varieties that are ideal to plant indoor and in fact, have been growing in many houses all around the globe.

One of the common characteristics of these plants is the timing of the stomata opening that can be found on leaves’ and stems’ surfaces. These mouthlike structures are the ones responsible for taking up carbon dioxide from the surroundings as well as the loss of oxygen and water out to the environment. These stomata are typically closed at day, making the plants less susceptible to water loss, and opened at night where the carbon taking takes place.

Most of the homeowners tend to prefer growing these indoor plants as they provide more advantages. Firstly, their ability to lose water at a minimum level is what makes them ideal for an indoor environment where there are less humidity and drier air compared to outdoors. There are variations of plants that are not ideal when putting inside the house as the indoor conditions will make the leaves wither in a shorter period of exposure. Secondly, because of their textures and appearance, they can fit everywhere you put them on. Succulents have different variations, colors, and textures which make them very versatile everywhere you put them on. They can be just sitting on the window sill or be a good decoration on the kitchen table. Thirdly, they are very convenient to have as houseplants. As mentioned, they have the ability to live longer in a drier environment as they are capable of retaining water in their stems, leaves, and roots. This means less frequent watering. In fact, you will more likely harm your plants by overwatering them and not by providing them less water. Also, these plants are able to function without too much fertilizer and they only need more nutrients during warmer weather like summer. This means lower costs of fertilizer purchase. And Lastly, succulents look pleasant compare to other plants that are available for your indoor. Having and tending them in your house can also provide a good activity for you.


Certainly, there are plants that are good and ideal for indoors for fresher air, and for enhancing interior design. If you are looking for an attractive collection of plants that can be good for both indoor and outdoor areas, while at the same time want the convenience of minimal maintenance such as less frequent watering and less fertilizer.