Easy-to-care-for plants are growing in popularity
One thing I always look for is which plants end up on top of the popular or trendy lists—and sometimes it’s quite a surprise. One group of plants currently dominating this category is cacti and succulents. In this group, there are many types of beautiful and sometimes odd-looking plants. The variety in sizes, shapes, colors and leaves—spiny and smooth—of these plants just might be the biggest reason they are so popular. Interestingly, their popularity seems to span all generations, which is quite exciting.
The top three trending succulents at this time are echeveria or tropical hens and chicks,
All three are grown for their beautiful foilage and only bloom if provided a very high light environment. Echeveria flowers can be red, orange, purple or yellow; string of pearls has white flowers
The biggest attribute of succulents is their low water need. They also don’t need to be fertilized very much. This group of plants certainly performs well in less than optimal growing conditions, making them great indoor plants. If you have tried and failed at growing plants indoors, definitely give one of these top three trendy succulents a try. You won’t be disappointed, and your friends will probably copy your trend.
SHELLY NOLD is a horticulturist and owner of The Plant Kingdom. Send stories and ideas to her at The Plant Kingdom, 4101 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40207.