The 9 Best Succulents of 2022

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If you don’t exactly have a green thumb but still want to make your space a little greener and happier, succulents are the way to go. They don’t take up much space, there’s a huge variety to choose from, and they’ll forgive you if you occasionally neglect them. And because they’re native to harsh desert environments, succulents are experts at storing water, kind of like the camels of the plant world. 

Most succulents make excellent indoor houseplants, and some can be planted outdoors depending on your climate. The main thing to consider is how much light you can provide for a new plant baby, but don’t worry—there are succulents that prefer both low light and bright light.

“They can survive in a wide range of temperatures (40–90 degrees Fahrenheit) and only need watering about twice a month, as they are considered drought-tolerant plants,” Alfred Palomares, vice president of merchandising and resident plant dad of 1-800-Flowers, says. “Be sure to place them in a sunny spot, as they need six hours of light per day.”

Here, the best succulents to consider for your home.


Final Verdict

Overall, we recommend the Altman Plants Cactus & Succulent Garden Plant (view at Home Depot) because the pre-arranged design features a variety of succulent styles and includes a wood container that’s ready for display. For a budget-friendly option, we suggest the Altman Plants Live Succulents (view at Amazon) because the hand-selected arrangement includes an assortment of 12 different succulents that are guaranteed to arrive fresh and healthy.

Light Conditions

Light is the most important factor to consider when choosing the right succulents for your space. Most do well in bright, full sun (they are desert plants, after all), so if you’re not planning on placing your plant babies on a sunny windowsill or outdoor area that gets plenty of sunlight be sure to choose succulents that will do well in low light. You can also invest in a grow light for your succulents and other plants, which will help keep them happy throughout the darker winter months.

Color & Size

Succulents come in all sorts of colors, from dusty sage to bright purple, and some will grow taller than others. If you’re planting a succulent container garden, try to get a variety of different colors and heights so you can have fun deciding how to arrange them all together. Aloe and cacti can be helpful taller succulents to include, and they look great surrounded by a bed of little guys in lots of colors. Also, some succulents will change color themselves or even develop colorful flowers under the right conditions, so keep an eye out for varieties that do.

Container Type

Pre-arranged succulent container gardens are convenient, but if you’re planting your own, take care to make sure you have a container that’s large enough for your new garden. Overcrowding can encourage mold and insect infestations, so make sure there’s plenty of space for everyone. Also, be sure to use a container with drainage holes in the bottom to avoid overwatering. There are also specialty wall planters for creating a live wall garden (succulents work particularly well for this) and don’t forget to consider a hanging planter for any succulents who like to grow out of their containers, such as string-of-pearlsin .

FAQ

  • Watering depends on the season. During the active growing season, which for some succulents is in the summer and for others in the winter, the plants need to be watered regularly, whenever their soil has dried out. During the dormant season, water them sparingly, about one a month, or when you notice that the leaves turn wrinkly.

  • Succulents are easy to propagate from cuttings. The best time to take the cuttings is during the active growing season of the plant, for many succulents, that’s the summer, but it depends on the succulent. Before planting the cuttings, they need to callous over. Follow the step-by-step instructions for propagating succulents.

  • Light and water are common issues that lead to succulents dying. Not all succulents have the same growing conditions and so it’s important to familiarize yourself with what your plant needs. It might be dying because it gets too little light or too much strong sunlight. Overwatering or soggy soil leads to root rot and the plant becomes soft and discolored. Under-watered plants shed their leaves.

  • Succulents need at least six hours of sunlight a day, regardless of whether they are grown indoors or outdoors. But giving them too much direct sunlight can also be harmful and cause scorched or bleached leaves. Especially young and tender plants need to be gradually exposed to strong direct sunlight.

Tim Minerd covers furniture, home decor, and lighting for MyDomaine and The Spruce. An avid collector of succulents, Tim created this list by focusing on succulents that are easy to care for, affordable, and from quality retailers. Additional reporting was done by Nadia Hassani, a writer and master gardener with over 20 years of experience.

Disclaimer: Curated and re-published here. We do not claim anything as we translated and re-published using google translator. All images and Tattoo Design ideas shared only for information purpose.

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