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How to Add Succulents to Your Home

There's a good chance that if you have spent any time on Pinterest recently, you've probably come across your fair share of inspiring succulent gardens. If you haven't, you'll have to take my word for it that these plants are incredibly popular right now. Still, that is not the reason I recently purchased my own. While they certainly add a decorative element to the home, as all plants do, they are also incredibly hardy and low-maintenance, meaning that you don't have to be some green-thumbed goddess in order to keep these plants alive and thriving. 

With this latest addition, I've found that placement is key. Succulents need ample lighting, although not all will grow properly in direct light. For this reason, I placed my succulent collection close enough to the windows so that indirect light can easily and often reach it, but far enough away so as to avoid in direct rays of light.

How to Add Succulents to Your Space via A Detailed Palette

If you're unsure about where to place your succulent so that it gets the right amount of lighting, just be sure to pay attention to how the succulent is growing. If it appears to be getting lighter in terms of color (almost a bleaching effect), this means it's getting too much light and that you should reconsider its placement. if you begin to notice that your plant is suddenly growing at an odd angle towards a light source, it might be a sign that it's getting too little light. 

Water is a simple process, generally recommended at once a week, which is very doable. I've only recently gotten this succulent collection, but I do not foresee this being an issue at all. Lastly, there are many different types of succulents to choose from. I went to Home Depot and spent almost 30 minutes Googling the different types just to be sure that I was selecting the right ones. While I purchased this pot containing three different succulents, you can also choose a few independent varieties and re-pot them to create your own unique succulent garden. There is a wonderful DIY post by Inspired by Charm that is incredibly helpful if you want to go this route!                                                                                                                                            

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