Over the past several years, we have seen succulents make a great rise in popularity as home and office plants. Succulents are such beautiful and resilient plants that we can't say we are very surprised by this, but we are quite happy to see them. We have to admit we have a bit of a soft spot for them at H Potter. That is why we try to offer a healthy selection of succulent plant pots for you to keep some indoors. We are glad to make it easier for people to start their own little indoor gardens with easy-to-maintain plants, especially if they find it challenging to start a garden outdoors for whatever reason.
It is always nice to see plants growing and doing well around you. Keeping house plants serves as a gentle reminder of natural beauty, even in bigger cities where you do not get to see plant life as much as you want to. But at least there are some great indoor plants like succulents to keep in your home without much trouble. To help you prepare for having succulent plant pots of your own, we pulled together a few things you will want to know ahead of time so you can feel confident caring for your new plant companions.
Why Choose Succulents as House Plants?
The main draw of raising succulents and keeping your succulent plant pots indoors is that they are such low-maintenance beauties. Succulents are relatively easy to care for, at least compared to some other types of plants that you might want to raise inside. They are able to thrive indoors and stay alive and well for a long time. One particular trait that makes them great as indoor plants is that they do well in environments with fairly low humidity, like houses. Succulents are able to retain moisture internally, like most other cacti.
Their convenience is only second to their beauty on the list of reasons to keep them as house plants. Succulents are amazingly beautiful plants and they vary so much that you are bound to find some that you love. Succulents come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes from the overflowing burro’s tail to the leafy baby rubber plant, the sweetly named bunny ears cactus, to the ever-popular aloe vera. And don’t forget all of the flowering varieties. With all of these beautiful natural elements, it is no surprise that anyone would want to keep some of their charm at home.
Basic Care for Succulents
As we mentioned earlier, succulents are known for being fairly easy to keep healthy. Because of the moisture retention in their leaves and roots, they do not require frequent watering as other plants do. In fact, overwatering is more of a threat to these plants. You can get away with watering your succulents only when you notice that the plant is withering a bit or the soil is dry a few inches deep. In addition to modest waterings, succulents will not require too much fertilizing either. Simple soil with a little bit of fertilizer during their growth periods in the summer should be enough to keep them healthy. One thing succulents do need plenty of is light, so your indoor succulent plants should be seated right by a window where they can get sunlight for several hours a day. Besides this, succulents are relatively hearty and are able to handle themselves well.
What Are the Best Succulent Plant Pots?
When it comes to finding the right succulent plant pots, your concerns are also pretty simple. The household varieties tend to have short roots, so you will want to look for short, shallow pots. Another important factor to consider is that they cannot handle too much water, so you need to choose pots with drainage holes in the bottom to let out that excess water. You might want to consider slimmer succulent plant pots or a tray planter set as they will be much easier to place along windowsills, where they can get good sunlight.
Once you have a better idea of what you have to do to care for your plants, you should be free and clear to pick out the ones you want and find some succulent plant pots that are just the right size and shape for them. H Potter has a good number of styles and sizes for succulent pots, so we are sure that you will be able to find the perfect succulent planter to bring your new plant home.