Plant life



To be honest, I never really liked the above plants until I saw them arranged like this a few months ago while we were at the SF Ferry Building. Yesterday, I bought a little guy and today I've decided he needs some friends. Any advice? They are called succulents right? (I'm learning new things -- eh)

10 comments:

Icee said...

Succulents are lovely and super easy to take care of. They don't need watering everyday and they can definitely grow and keep any house pretty whether it's during the winter or summer months. :)

I keep succulents in cute, teeny pots lined up on the window sill. You can also try and buy a big ceramic/glass/clay pot and stuff them with vibrant succulents like in this picture: http://www.littlemochi.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/198.jpg

:)

Icee said...

Eek, I'm not sure that link is showing up properly:

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Capree said...

Oh, I love succulents!! They're pretty much foolproof.. just water them when they're dry. Make sure the soil they're in is a fast-draining mix. If they sit in water, they'll be sad. They also love light, so a bright spot in your house, or out on the patio in the warm months, would be good! :)

erica said...

ooh, i love sedum! my main problem is that my kitties like to nibble on them. they look great all bunched up, and also make lovely centerpieces for dinner parties. they require very little water and grow like mad!

Rachel said...

Here my little plant was sitting in a pool of water... thanks for your advice everyone!!

Kami said...

I love succulents! Ever since I saw this, I have really wanted to make a wreath of them. They are really easy to take care of.

stephmodo said...

Cactus & Tropicals has a great selection of cool succulents. They have a Draper location if you don't want to schlep all the way up here, although I'm not sure how much closer it will be. Anyway, once at C&T I saw one of the staff members put together an arrangement of entirely succulents. I was flabbergasted. They tucked white polished river rocks around the base to make it more modern.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Succulents are the only plants I have that are still alive through a summer drought, a cold winter and total neglect on my part. I am going to re-do all of my containers with these alien-looking plants.

KJ said...

all kinds of sedums are great and resillient, and I love something called hen-and-chicks. I don't know the official name.

Simon Pascoe said...

They're sempervivums, not sedums. Sometimes known as houseleeks. Advise given is good, free draining soil, lots of light and a fine gravel or grit mulch to stop them rotting. When they're are happy they will mutiply by producing small offsets, which you can pick off and place in the soil. They will produce flowers as well.

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