The charming world of hanging succulents
Those blissful beauties peeking from the edges of small hanging pots freshen up the air passing through them and decorating the room’s impression to a new level.
Hanging succulents are the ones that can catch a person’s attention in a spur of a moment and can relax them from all worries with a mere view, leave aside the additional health benefits of it.
They have earned a special place in the homes of succulent lovers with the charm they bring in, and they add a plethora of elegance into the chaotic lives of city dwellers.
Individuals in city locales are grievously trapped between the messy atmosphere and hectic schedules, bringing in the situation where a person has got no escape and is in constant search of comfort and solitude to rejuvenate.
The circumstances where an individual doesn’t even have the time for his family; it’s futile to say he would find the time to care for the plants ornamenting his abode.
Succulents have that easiness to handle; they require little care in comparison to other plants; that’s why they are perfect for the individual who doesn’t have enough time for gardening but desires the presence of natural beauty in their homes.
Succulents in the garden enhance the beauty of the area grandly, while hanging succulents provide the ease of occupying little space and are more suitable for the dry and less bright atmosphere of the rooms or indoors, but are no less in terms of loveliness and have that charm that can relax the puzzled minds.
These hanging beauties have got multiple varieties which can match the choices and needs of a person, and can effortlessly grab a permanent place in their homes with the long lives they have got.
If we talk about the attractiveness they carry, then firstly, we should know about their varieties, how they transform the surroundings, and what specialty they hold.
STRING OF NICKELS SUCCULENTS
Round flattened grey-green leaves that resemble small coins attract the on-lookers with its charming presence. The trailing stems of this succulent need little care as like most of the other plants, just a little trimming once in a while, and this plant is ready to add liveliness in your home’s ambiance.
STRING OF PEARLS SUCCULENTS
With a little care, this green foliage with fleshy round pearl-like leaves can grow more than 1 meter hanging out from the edges of a hanging planter. It’s a variety that flourishes with some exposure to bright sunlight, and once in a summer, they come up with white fuzzy flowers with reddish stamens.
ELEPHANT’S FOOD SUCCULENTS
A much sought after item in soups, salads, stews, etc. in South African cuisines, this succulent got its name because it is an elephant’s favorite food. They have a variegated variety also which needs lesser sun brightening than its regular green variant. This plant is loved by experienced gardeners, as it can be comfortably grown into some fantastic shapes.
STRING OF BANANAS SUCCULENTS
A pretty popular and fast-growing variant of hanging succulents, it’s hardy and can flourish in harsh conditions. It is quite closely related to the string of pearls but can do very much better in terms of growth, and is very hard to kill variety. Another fact that makes them the lovable is that they bloom more than once in a year when the situations are right.
DONKEY’S TAIL SUCCULENTS
This evergreen foliage is pretty much related to Burro’s tail, another popular succulent variant; but, differs to it in terms of the shape of the leaves, which are more elongated, pointed, and curled than the flat-leaf of Burro’s tail. This dense flora with a pendant like stems overgrows from the edges of the planters and can propagate quite fast.
These are some of the popular varieties that have the caliber to win everyone’s heart and have earned a place in the front row of the theatre of hanging succulents.
A lot of other varieties have made an everlasting place in the hearts of home gardeners, but somewhat it is not possible to have them in a single blog, a lot of blogs will be essential to introduce their splendor.
Audrey Hepburn once said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow,” it goes well with the succulents in our homes as they are the seed of our healthier tomorrow. And the person who is gardening them at his place certainly is a hardcore believer of natural prosperity.
They are deemed healthful for a home’s atmosphere, as they clean the air; add oxygen and water vapor to it. But the most important is the psychological effect that they create the natural and relaxing aura that they generate due to their presence takes away the anxiety and worries from a person’s mind.
Now, when we have got the little tour of the natural beauty of the trailing succulents, let’s have a little peek in some phenomenal benefits of having them in our homes.
Succulents are All-time home brighteners
Succulents can be grown in any climate, they flourish in any temperature, and they have made their place in every region of the world. Because of their tolerant nature and adapting capabilities, they have got the numerous varieties that can glorify the environment of a place with their multicolored charisma.
With colorful blossoms in every season, they add a palette of bright and vibrant colors in the ambiance.
Succulents are natural Air purifiers
Contaminated air is what we breathe in today, and with the increasing human activities, there is no hope of it to go down; in fact, it will increase even more.
Therefore, we need to find natural ways to make our dwellings and surroundings safer, and by purifying the air in the surroundings by removing the toxins present in it, succulents provide us a secure and healthier abode to reside.
A storehouse of fresh oxygen
Succulents exhale oxygen at night, and that is why it is advisable to have them at the places in our homes, which need the renewing batch of fresh oxygen like our bathrooms, kitchen, etc.
They release water vapors which improve the humidity in the air, and we very well know the benefits of increased moisture in the air, which can help us in general ailments like cough, sore throats, itchiness, etc. And it also maintains the moisture content in our skins.
Expert advises that we should keep succulents in our offices and study rooms have a reason behind it. As researches at some psychology institutes have shown that regular touch with nature increases brain activity and improves memory retention power, which is quite a crucial factor in our performance at work and school.
Makes you more pain tolerant
The recent trend of having plants in hospital rooms has got an established reason behind it, which compels the presence of these plants. And that is the study of therapy institutes that indicate that the patients that are close to plants need lesser medication, and then imagine the benefits when you will have them in your homes at every moment.
Lack of attentiveness and presence of mind is another vital issue for today’s generation, and nature has got the remedy for the same. Regular interaction with nature in your home lawn, or even with the greeneries in your room improves the focus of an individual.
One can find these plants to be even more helpful in daily lives once he includes them in his way of life. The routine communication with these natural wonders can play a fantastic role in upgrading the quality of living of the person.
These easy to care plants loaded with numerous benefits have become a must-have for every home. While offices already including them in their green catalog, these plants are going to make one’s all-day affair a pleasant one!