by Succulent MarketJan 22, 2021
Want an awesome, low maintenance houseplant? Look no further than succulents - and here are some of the coolest succulents around.
String Of Pearls
String of Pearls is a funky, medium-sized, cool succulent that gets its name from its vibrant, green leaves. It’s the perfect cool succulent for either hanging from the ceiling or on a high shelf, as the stems droop over the side of its container.
String of Pearls is a succulent that enjoys basking in sunlight, so place it in a spot that gets lots of light. It requires little water and overall maintenance to grow. It’s also easy to propagate.
Crown Of Thorns
The next cool succulent is Crown of Thorns. This cool succulent blooms nearly all year round with small, pink or red flowers that will brighten up even the darkest corners of your home. Just remember to wear some gloves as you plant it though as, you may tell by its name, the thorns are sharp. Keep it near a window so it gets plenty of direct sunlight every day too.
Palms are common trees in hot climates. Ponytail Palm succulents are similar but at a much smaller scale - and they aren’t trees. This cool succulent has a thick, trunk-like stem and looks great in every room.
One of the best things about Ponytail Palm is that it pretty much takes care of itself. You only need to water it once every three to four weeks and it doesn’t need direct sunlight to grow either. Further, it’s safe to have around cats and dogs, so that’s one less thing you’ll need to worry about if you have a furry friend at home.
Panda Plant has a unique and cool texture that will add an interesting touch to your desk in the study or on a shelf.
This cool succulent is very easy to maintain. The Panda Plant has very thick leaves that can store lots of water, meaning that you don’t have to keep an eye on its soil very often. As long as you give it some access to sunlight, it’s going to thrive and look great.
African Milk Tree
What an interesting name for a succulent, right? The African Milk Tree is quite a tall cool succulent, with its leaves growing along the ridges of the stem.
An important thing to note about this plant though is that, while it may be really cool for a single person, it can be a hazard for someone with children and/or pets. Its thorns can be sharp and if its stem breaks, its sap can irritate eyes and skin.
String Of Bananas
String of Bananas is another cool-looking plant that hangs down. It gets its name from the leaves that cover its tendrils as they are shaped like tiny bananas. It’s one of the coolest succulents out there - you’ll really appreciate it once it’s up in your home.
Make sure it has access to indirect sunlight and has lots of room for the stems to hang, such as from the top of a bookcase.
The Zebra Plant is bound to catch the eye of anyone glancing in its direction. It has a gorgeous dark cool green color to it, supplemented by white horizontal stripes along the leaves.
It’s quite a small succulent, but what it may lack in size is more than made up for by its hardiness. It can go for long periods without watering and is comfortable in dry air, so it’s perfect for growing indoors.
Prickly Pear Cactus
The Prickly Pear Cactus would be the perfect addition to your succulent collection. It has a flat stem that is covered in spines, as most cacti are, but blooms a beautiful bright pink/yellow flower in the summer.
Plus, as with most cacti, the Prickly Pear Cactus is a low maintenance plant. As long as you give it plenty of sunlight, it’s going to thrive.
Hens And Chicks
Last, but certainly not least, is a classic. Hens and Chicks begins as a very small plant and is simple to propagate. As it grows, this cool succulent blooms into a variety of greens and reds. Place it with other types of succulents in the same pot and you’ll be stunned by the display.