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Posted by Jackie Levine on July 11, 2014 | Last Updated: September 11, 2014 Flowers Succulents

Why Succulents Make for a Fantastic Summer Gift

Succulent plants are not your traditional floral blooms — but they are beautiful in their own right. These fleshy, fatty plants come in a variety of shades of green and lavender, and they store water for a significant period of time. In recent years, succulents have increased in popularity and are being used in order to design unique and creative arrangements. They are the up-and-coming gift to give this summer, so keep it in mind the next time you need to purchase a present for someone in your life.

Why Are Succulents a Great Choice for a Summer Gift?

  • Succulent plants are notoriously low maintenance, and are perfect even for the person who has a less-than-green thumb. Succulents basically require sunshine and water, like all other types of plants. However, succulents can store water for a significant period of time, so the recipient will be pleased to know that they only have to water their succulent about once a week during the summer months.
  • They love the sunshine, making them a great gift for someone who is celebrating during the dog days of summer. Succulents definitely need the sun in order to survive and thrive, so it’s important to place them in the right spot. They are a wonderful summer gift that will last the entire season and beyond if cared for properly.
  • Succulents are unique, practical and fun. Succulent arrangements come in all shapes and sizes, and can be kept indoors and outdoors. A jade arrangement is the best choice for an indoor succulent, but there are many other options to choose from if you want to give an outdoor succulent plant as a gift. Popular succulent designs right now incorporate vintage household items, such as teacups or old toy trucks. They make a wonderful accent and conversation piece for any home or yard.

The summer season is filled with all sorts of gift-giving events. Perhaps you need a hostess gift for the next barbecue you are attending, or maybe you want to present a coworker with something special on their birthday. Instead of opting for the traditional, overused bottle of wine, give the gift of greenery with a one-of-a-kind succulent arrangement.