32 Reasons Succulents Are The Best Plants Ever

Maybe even the best things.

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.

2. They come in all kinds of colors.

4. They’re trippy.

‘Sup Fibonacci.

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.

Directions here.

7. They can live in teacups ON LADDERS.

8. And in birdcages.

They will never be tamed.

9. In trucks.

“Truckulents.”

11. And in mercury vases.

Here’s how to make these.

12. They can help you find your seat.

14. Gravity doesn’t concern them.

Find out how to make a vertical succulent garden here.

15. They’ll add some green to your dinner table.

16. They appreciate a good book.

17.

Planter available here.

18. They make excellent party favors.

Hi Henry. Hi Jane.

Directions here.

19. And beautiful year-round wreaths.

Directions here.

20. They’ll dress up any cupcake.

Directions here.

21. They dig wine as much as you do.

Planter available here.

22. Like, every part of the bottle.

Find out how to make them here.

23. They can become LIVING JEWELRY.

Technically these are air plants, which aren’t the same as succulents, but they’re often displayed together and most importantly, this ring is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.

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.

29. They like to hang out with Totoro.

As should we all.

30. Also dinosaurs.

Available here.

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.

32. Here’s a trophy for you, succulents. You deserve it.

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