The popularity of succulents is ever increasing. I have been growing them for many years now and can never resist a new variety when I see one.
A friend once told me she wasn’t crazy about succulents and cactus because they didn’t change much. I think this is what makes them so fascinating and easy to care for, the perfect choice for the beginner.
Most people have a windowsill or small place they can add a plant and with this choice they can remain in that spot indefinitely. I find fun little pots; many times vintage and quite often use a decorative teacup saucer for underneath.
My kitchen windowsill has 6 plants among my other collectibles. It’s a spot that I frequent multiple times daily and seeing my special plants and accessories always reassures me of home. The one cactus I have had for over 25 years only transplanting it once. It is a tall cylinder style and over 24” tall with 2 stalks and a funky side growth. It leans against the window for support and always gets comments from our guests.
Succulents want a bright spot but require very little water and are very forgiving when we forget. Besides cactus there are many succulents with more of a leaf, such as Agaves and Echiverias.