I have recently found myself wanting to fill any empty space around our house with succulent plants!Â Too bad they are so darn expensive…Â Unless you buy really tiny plants and wait for them to grow, which is what I have been doing lately.Â We received some cuttings from an aloe plantÂ (not sure of the species name, if anyone knows feel free to comment and let me know) from a family friend, and that began my need to have more, LOTS more! We received 5 cuttings of aloe plants and planted them behind our house, two of the five already have flower stalks, and we just planted them within the last four weeks!
I just love the unique look and designs of these plants, they are so cool. Plus over time, some of them will get very large, which I love large green plants with huge leaves, they really stand out and make everything look so green, even in the hot, dry heat that we get here in summer in Northern California. Plus, these plants are very drought tolerant, and being in the midst of a horrible years long drought here in Cali, I feel better knowing I won’t have to use much water to keep these alive! So, after receiving the aloe plants, I dragged my husband over to our local Green Acres Nursery on the hunt for more.Â I ended up buying five more plants at the nursery. All the plants I purchased are either Agave or Aloe, several species exist for each of those types of plants.
Then, a few days ago while shopping at Home Depot for lumber for another project (to be posted soon!), I saw these little cuties and had to have them:
I love that they look like green flowers!Â I eventually want to get a lot more of these and make a large section of ground cover with just these!Â I found some on Etsy that I’m eyeing….Â I think I’ll be using these plants in some upcoming projects!
Feel free to share in the comments any of your projects you have created with succulent plants!