Be Savvy About Succulents
North American Precis Syndicate
(NAPSI)—Easy to care for, long lasting and more popular than ever,
succulents are the plants that people are buying for themselves and giving as
gifts to bring the beauty of nature inside.
Succulent plants have long made a thoughtful offering for a friend or
relative whose thumb might be less than green. Succulents are drought
resistant; their leaves, stems or roots are fleshier than those of other
plants because of the presence of water-storing tissue. (Whether cacti are
technically succulents is a matter of debate among botanists and
horticulturists, but most people know that both can be watered less often
than other plants.)
The succulent expert, 1-800-Flowers.com, wants everyone to be able to enjoy
having and taking care of one—or more—of these unique, on-trend
delights. So it’s not only added several truly original products to its
collection to meet the ever-increasing demand for succulent gifts, it’s
fleshed out the succulent care-and-keeping content on its website.
Among the new plantings:
growing collection of cacti, Moon Cactus Garden makes a marvelous
gift—including to yourself.
• Moon Cactus Garden. No
green thumb is required for this sweet succulent Garden. A collection of
three colorful cacti in an adorable, matching green, cactus-shaped planter is
as easy on maintenance as it is on the eyes, and will add a fun Southwestern
flair to any space.
garden, Wood Star Succulent adds a charming bit of country to any decor.
• Wood Star Succulent.
This succulent garden delivers plenty of warmth and style and makes a stellar
gift. A lush assortment of plants in exotic shapes and unexpected colors are
arranged inside a star-shaped, reclaimed wood container, creating a charming,
“Dig It” Succulent Trio combines miniplanters and witty planters.
• “Dig It”
Succulent Trio. As if a trio of minisucculents weren’t fun and
thoughtful enough, these three low-maintenance favorites arrive in trendy
ceramic containers, each with a witty inspirational message in gold lettering
(“Grow,” “Dig It” and “I Will Survive”).
Among the helpful information 1-800-Flowers.com
provides are these tips:
• Succulent plants are known for being low maintenance but they do
still require periodic care and attention. Succulents soak up lots of water
but they still get thirsty. When one feels dry to the touch, add water. Let
the plant stand in the water for about 15 minutes, which should satisfy your
succulent for a few weeks more.
• Succulents love as much light as possible. Fluorescent, LED,
lamplight and natural light are all good.
• Succulents can handle a wide range of temperatures indoors but
should not be kept near drafts from heating or air conditioner vents.
• Succulents extract nutrients from rainwater and the air, storing
them in their leaves, so they don’t need a lot of extra nutrients, but
they should be fertilized a few times a year, in the warmer months.
For an extensive, impressive collection of succulents—and many more
care tips—visit www.1-800-flowers.com.
“The succulent expert, 1-800-Flowers.com, added several truly original
products to its collection to meet the ever-increasing demand for succulent
gifts, and has fleshed out the succulent care-and-keeping content on its
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