On Trend: Succulents – Bloomr
This article is contributed by Bloomr.
Succulents are all the rage these days. They adorn spaces far beyond their native desert surroundings. You find them at weddings, as bouquet and table arrangements and favors, on Pinterest style plant walls in trendy art spaces and any and everywhere as modern urban decor.
We know and love succulents for their rich colored fleshy leaves, dynamic shapes and relatively low maintenance. They survive in dry environments so can adapt well to indoor climates and don’t need too much direct sunlight. Not to mention, they look great as stand alones or potted in groups!
This isn’t to say indoor succulents can’t be tempermental. They need water, but not too much water. And sunlight, but not too much. They can attract unwelcome insects, and as they deteriorate they give off an unpleasant odor.
Artificial succulents are even more NO maintenance – without the small or pests – and look just as fabulous! Faux succulents like our chic potted agave in a modern concrete pot can decorate a side table or act as a centerpiece. Mixed modern arrangements combine artificial cacti and other succulent variations, great for an urban look and feel.