Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Succulent this!

I could not resist these succulents when we were shopping at Sunflower Market yesterday, they are such a combination of beautiful and silly. Best combination there is! Don't they seem jurassic? I don't know ... dinosaury or something. :)

Succulents are a great option for indoor growing. Very easy to care for, as they dont like direct sunlight and only occasional watering. Succulents store water in their leaves (think aloe vera), which can give the leaves a swollen look, which is the reason people call them "fat plants." Personally, I don't think its nice to call them fat, so we will stick with succulent. :) Here's another tasty fact ... nearly all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Very confucius!

I used my trifle dish, because lets be real, I have used it maybe twice in three years. I layered about 4 inches of river rock in the bottom to allow for some drainage, and used cactus soil rather than normal potting soil. I guess its a little more acidic, which cactus like. Yay succulents!