Succulents – plants with fleshy leaves and stems that store water – can be found decorating homes all over the world. Their vivid colors and interesting shapes have made them a favorite ornamental plant.
The reason succulents have become so popular is their exotic appearance and ease of care. These plants thrive in warm temperatures with low humidity and little water – perfect conditions for a houseplant. Succulents make eye-catching additions to home decor, too. Some are green, while others have bright accents like blue, yellow or red. Each variety has interestingly shaped leaves and grows in a unique way: Some are tall and sprawling while others grow close together and near the ground. Anyone can find a type that suits their style.
One of the most popular succulent species is “hen and chicks.” This variety consists of many leaves clustered together, resembling a flower – like the echeveria on this stamp. The main plant (hen) stays fairly small, but will produce lots of sprouts (chicks) that grow nearby. Before long, they will fill up a garden.
With their hardiness and striking appearance, succulents have been used for more than just potted plants. They are found in centerpieces, bouquets and even boutonnières and corsages. These one-of-a-kind plants are sure to be popular for many years to come.