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Pinteresting: Succulents

These hardy specimens make it extra easy to embrace plant-based decor.

Via Pinterest users Lily and Jessica Colaluca.

Something about the arrival of summer stirs within us a desire to get something green and living—a terra-cotta pot blooming with bright buds, a window box brimming with herbs, a simple house plant—and watch it grow.

Then we remember our bleak record of killing anything green within days (hours?) of acquisition.

Enter succulents, the seemingly indestructible water-retaining plants we’ve seen adorning tabletop planters, woven into wreaths, and bedecking centerpieces and bridal bouquets alike. Indoors or out, an arrangement of succulents offers the beauty of foliage without the fear that under your care, what’s currently thriving and green will soon resemble a tumbleweed.

Via Pinterest users Meg Biram and Jennifer Lore.
Via Pinterest users Relish Decor and Ashlina Kaposta.

Sure, succulents aren’t exactly new—aloe plants and small-container cacti have long been houseplant mainstays—but lesser-known varieties with names like Pink Blush, Violet Queen, and Twilight Blues are being snapped up for the textural, natural quality they bring to a space. The fact that they’re reasonably priced and low-maintenance doesn’t hurt, either. Succulents can thrive just about anywhere (shallow containers, terrariums, outdoor planters, even cracks in cement), as long as they receive lots of sunlight, are kept safe from extreme cold, and aren’t overwatered.

Via Pinterest users Lissette Carrera and Kate Pruitt.
Via Pinterest users Camille Styles and Glitter Guide.

We also love the muted colors and soft structure succulents can bring to a bridal bouquet. After the wedding, nestle succulents from centerpieces or florals into pretty containers for a memento that lingers long after you’ve said “I do.”

Via Pinterest user Style Me Pretty.
  • Guest

    Hi I am interior decorator and I like plant-based decoration. Because its looks very naturally and very simple.

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