Combine a bit of Christmas delight with some succulent goodness and you've got yourself one heck of a holiday surprise!
Succulents and Christmas trees are the two things that people love dearly. But what happens when we combine the two together? Something magical happens. Every year there is some trend or the other. For instance, previously, the trend was Pineapple Christmas trees. But this year, succulent Christmas trees are the hottest thing right now and has caught everyone's fancy.
Succulents are easy to maintain as they don't need to be watered often. They also come in a myriad of colors ranging from lush green to warm earthy tones of red, brown and mauve. To add to this festive look, you can decorate them with lights, ornaments, and garlands. You can even create a cluster of plants for that perfect Christmas tree.
Depending on how ambitious you are, you can create a small one to adorn your coffee table, windowsill or workplace station. But if you're the kind who believes in the motto of "go big or go home", you can create those at your front porch or living room.
If you're the arts and crafts kind, you can always DIY. All you need is Sphagnum moss, geotextile fabric or breathable liner, small cone frame and mix of large, medium and small potted succulents or cuttings. For a more detailed tutorial, click here. But if DIY is not your thing, you can always purchase them from Etsy. In addition, they make for some great gifts, too. That's not all, post Christmas, you can dismantle it, and reuse the succulents. So, what is your Christmas tree going to look like?
Did you know succulent plants, also known as succulents, are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions? The word "succulent" comes from the Latin word 'sucus', meaning juice, or sap.
Let's take a look at some of these beauties: