Succulent

Succulent 1

I don’t have a very good track record with indoor plants. I’ve proven myself to be a fairly good gardener, but potted plants tend to wither away under my supervision. This is partially due to the fact that I travel many weeks out of the year, and partially due to the fact that I take weird pleasure in letting my plants get really thirsty, and then watching them spring back to life when I finally water them. I’m kind of an asshole to my potted plants.

Succulent 2

A few years ago I discovered the perfect plants for me. I believe all of these guys fall into the “succulent cactus” category. They are hardy, like a normal cactus, but they are minus all of the prickliness of their spikier relatives. In fact, these plants are down right plump, and their “leaves” have an interesting fleshiness that I find very appealing. No matter what I do (or don’t do), the succulents refuse to die, and only a small amount of tender care has produced great results. Succulents are unassuming, hardy, and all around charming little plants. You should get some.

Succulent 4

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3 Responses to “Succulent”


  1. 1 miriam November 18, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    I looooove them. They’re so pleasantly cozy looking, and some are downright wierd. The violists of the plant world.

  2. 2 Molly O November 19, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    i am super good with plants, and i have killed two of those “string of pearl” succulants. i probably watered it too much. ha ha. i should just follow your example and just ignore it. thanks for the houseplant help!

  3. 3 gil_miranddddd November 19, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    i feed my succulents lotion


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