1. They’re low-maintenance.
As long as they’re kept in sunny spots, they only need to be watered about once a week in the summer and once a month in the winter.
5. They like hanging out*.
*hahahahahahahah. Succulent lovers are prone to anthropomorphization. Directions here.
6. They can live in teacups!
A quick note about planters: the man who I buy my succulents from, who has run the same wonderful succulent nursery in New York for the past 35 years, strongly recommends only putting them in planters that can drain. They’re hearty little guys and conditions can vary, but if you’d like to be on the safe side, make sure to have a hole or two in the bottom of any planter you might make or buy.
14. Gravity doesn’t concern them.
Find out how to make a vertical succulent garden here.
18. They make excellent party favors.
Hi Henry. Hi Jane.
23. They can become LIVING JEWELRY.
25. They can live in houses like little people.
Here is how to make them yourself.
26. They can provide a poor balding statue with a glorious head of hair.
I beg of you, read this entire webpage, it is pure poetry.
27. They’re the perfect companions for special occasions.
Here is how to make your own succulent corsage and boutonniere.
31. And best of all: you can use their cuttings to grow more succulents.
They’re like little green phoenixes, rising from the soil to bring us hope and joy.