While it’s not difficult to care for succulents, you may want to keep them from being too much of a commitment if you have many other things to take care of in your home or garden. Fortunately, plenty of great low-maintenance succulents out there will add just the right amount of color and interest to your space while still being simple to look after. Here are five of the best easy-care succulents for beginners!
Echeveria is some of our favorite succulents because they are easy to grow. They’re drought-tolerant, which makes them a great option if you live in an area that doesn’t have a lot of rain. In fact, many Echeveria can survive with just an inch or two of water per week. This makes them ideal as houseplants—just be sure to keep them away from windows and vents that don’t get much airflow.
This stunning succulent has long, narrow leaves that can grow to be several feet long and 3 feet wide. Each leaf has a central spine that is sharp enough to pierce the skin and cause pain. Agave is relatively easy to care for, requiring water only once or twice a month when soil becomes dry; overwatering can lead to root rot. Agave also makes a great houseplant as it is forgiving of slightly low light conditions and neglect from owners who aren’t gardening enthusiasts.
The crassula is a succulent, meaning it’s able to store water in its leaves and stems. A little bit of supplemental water goes a long way. These plants thrive on neglect (and only need to be watered twice per month) but look beautiful when you do pay attention to them! They come in a variety of colors and patterns as well.
Aloe Vera is a succulent that can be used in many ways. These succulents are easy to grow indoors and outdoors. The leaves are soothing to sunburns, rashes, abrasions, bug bites, and other skin irritations. Add some Aloe Vera leaves to your favorite smoothie to give it a little extra kick of flavor!
Haworthia is a perfect beginner succulent known as the zebra plant because it’s extremely low maintenance and easy to grow. The leaves are arranged in rosettes and come in a variety of colors, including red, yellow, green, and blue. You’ll find it very hard to kill a Haworthia, but you may need to repot them every year or two if they start looking crowded.
Get Your Succulents at Simi Flowers and Gifts
Succulents are easy to take care of. You can even grow them in a pot right on your kitchen windowsill. Head to Simi Flowers and Gifts and see what succulents we have available today! If you have any questions, just ask our friendly staff! We’re always happy to help you find something special.