Succulents are a group of plants belonging to different botanical families.
All of them are united by the ability to store water, which accumulates in their bodies. Succulents can be divided into two groups depending on where the moisture is stored. Stem plants have a thickened, often ribbed stem, as well as small or spiny leaves. These include most cacti and many types of milkweed. Leafy succulents have characteristic thick leaves such as aloe, lithops, haworthia, echiveria, sedum, kalanchoe, and crassula. In nature, succulents are found in places with an arid climate or tropical warm areas without a frosty season: Central and South America, the Mediterranean, Madagascar, and Africa.
A home greenhouse.
Succulents are ideal as indoor plants. They are perfect for busy or novice window sill gardeners. Succulents have an original and attractive look, and best of all, they are unpretentious. They need minimal care: a well-lit room, adherence to the irrigation regime, presence of drainage at the bottom of the pots, and addition of crushed coal to the soil.
Succulents in medicine and cosmetology.
Many succulents are renowned for their medicinal properties. Their juice is used in both traditional and folk medicine and cosmetology. Aloe gained fame as a medicinal plant more than three thousand years ago.
Concoctions based on aloe have anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, anti-burn, and healing effects. Aloe juice is also widely used in the cosmetic industry. It is included in shampoos, creams, gels, etc. KALANHOE (BRIOFILLUM) is used in the pharmaceutical industry and homemade remedies. The indoor Kalanchoe’s juice composition contains vitamin C, tannins, iron, copper, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and manganese. The leaves of Kalanchoe contain polysaccharides, oxalic, malic, and acetic acids, and enzymes. In addition, there is information about the bactericidal and antiviral effects of the juice from money tree’s leaves.
Succulents in professional floristry.
Succulents are an undoubted trend in the last season of floristic fashion. They have a large palette of shades and incredible diversity of shapes. Another attractive feature for florists is their durability. Increasingly, succulents are popular in wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, and tabletop compositions, emphasizing the theme of the celebration in the style of rustic and bohemian chic. They are also relevant in interior design. A new creative floristic trend - extraordinary flower paintings. With the help of a frame and piaflora, combining succulents of different varieties, you can create truly breathtaking decorations.