I was wandering through the indoor garden section of Lowes the other day and stumbled upon this beautiful container of succulents. For around $12, I decided he was a fun treat to bring home and try out on my kitchen window sill.
This is no small deal because I don’t have the best luck with houseplants. I’ve got a lovely green thumb when it comes to outdoor plants, but indoor plants? That thumb is totally black. I try and I try, but they never do well. Probably because I totally neglect them…forget to water…never fertilize…give them the wrong kind of light. Houseplants cry when the see me coming.
But succulents are as hardy as they come. You can neglect them horribly and they’ll just keep on growing. In fact, the more you neglect them, the better. They only need to be watered once a month or so, depending on the size of the container. Maybe 2x a month during the active growing season. They like plenty of light, but beware of heavy mid-day sun as their leaves will burn.
Now that’s my kind of plant. It’s by the sink. I’ll probably remember to water it occasionally. And it’s in a window. Lots of light.
Even though there is still snow in the yard, adding a little greenery helps me to believe the rumors that spring will arrive sometime soon. I do love having a little greenery in the house. It makes things feel fresh and alive.
What kind of houseplants do you love? Do you have any plants that are hard to kill?