The Latest Craze in the Floral Industry: Succulents

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succulents3Succulent plants have long been admired near their native habitats, but now the floral industry as a whole are using this extraordinary plant in all types of ways. And the reason for their rising popularity isn’t surprising; they’re easy to maintain, look amazing in an arrangement or a standalone piece, and come in over 20,000 varieties of shapes, colors, and sizes. A couple of months ago, we talked about how to incorporate succulents into your wedding, and now we want to give our readers an overview on why succulents are the newest trend and how you can include them in your indoor and outdoor decor.

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The most loved characteristics of succulents is their hardy composition, versatility, and naturally grown beauty. Succulents also require less hydration than your typical house plant or floral arrangement. And that means that you’re plant will have a better chance of living a long and beautiful life. Because of their longevity and relatively small intake of water, succulents have become a favorite among designers and environmentalists (especially on the drought ridden west coast) who want to get the most from their arrangements.

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These fascinating and adaptable creations can be placed anywhere and make a wonderful addition. And with so many succulents to chose from, it’s easy to create a colorful and diverse mosaic of succulents in a garden. It’s common to line the garden with rocks to mimic it’s natural landscape. Or create a modern succulent arrangement for your home with the addition of fast draining soil and a vase of your choosing. Whether it’s metal, ceramic, stone, or glass, the subtle tone of a succulent will look amazing in any kind of vase. One of the best things about succulents is that they can be replanted and used again for another arrangement. For example, a succulent can be taken out a bridal bouquet and planted in a container or garden as a token of your special day.

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In short, succulents have become the top choice of designers and home-owners alike because they’re just as captivating as flowers, and yet more sustainable than both flowers and house plants. Recently, we at Wholesale Flowers have been creating some of the finest designs that highlight succulents. And our customers can’t get enough of them. So if you’re in the mood for a fun DIY project that’s affordable, attractive, and contemporary or would like to check out one of our beautiful handmade arrangements, come on down to Wholesale Flowers today to stock up on this year’s hottest trend.

Succulents – The Modern House Plants

Did you know succulents can propagate (grow a new plant) from just a single leaf of an old plant? There are thousands of things to read online about succulents but today we want to focus on some interesting facts that are not so widely published or well known.

How many different kinds of succulents exist?

There are roughly 60 families and over 300 genera of succulent plants. The most common types of succulents are: Aeonium- one of the most popular varieties of succulent. Agave- used to make tequila. Aloe- used commonly for Aloe Vera, a treatment for sunburns and bug bites. Cactus- yes those prickly plants are succulents too! Echeveria- very common variety that is used for landscaping in warmer climates. Euphorbia- this also looks very similar to cactus and has many similar attributes. Ice plants- this colorful ground cover is invasive and will take over the soil it plants on. It is very common in San Diego!

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Are you bad with keeping plants alive? Succulents are easy to maintain and do not take much time or energy at all! They will live through a drought, can grow in any kind of soil and don’t require any fertilizer. There is no way succulents can get infected as they are disease and pest resistant.

Another interesting fact is that they are fire resistant and fire retardant! This makes them a great choice for the landscaping surrounding your home.

Succulents are great plants for your bedroom for many reasons. Not only do they look great, but they actually produce oxygen all day and all night long. Succulent plants and Orchid plants both produce oxygen at night. Most other plants will only produce oxygen while they are receiving light. Plant them in any of your favorite dish gardens or terrariums and start breathing in the fresh oxygen tonight!

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