I was introduced to a ton of new things when I started college. I'm now so interested in things that I never thought I would like when I was much younger; from calligraphy, painting, to even K-Pop, and now, taking care of succulents! These are one of the most resilient types of plants and they can survive almost anywhere. These include, Aloe Vera plants and cacti!
I was introduced to the concept of urban gardening, again, by one of my best friends, Keena, when I joined her in checking out the Craft Fair at UP Town Center months ago. I ended up buying my first-ever succulent there (It's the topmost plant in the photo.) and I haven't been able to resist getting one every time I stop by a Craft Fair ever since!
Anyway, I think that everyone needs to try taking care of these adorable little things and I've got four reasons why you should!
1. You get to breathe in cleaner air.
We've all learned this in our science classes - plants give us fresh air. And the best part about succulents is that you can take care of them right in your own room! If you've got an area in your room that gets a lot of sunlight, you don't need to leave it out anymore. Because of this, you've got all the air-cleaning action happening because of your succulents.
2. They're incredibly low-maintenance.
Taking care of these babies require very little effort, which is why I saw the sensibility in buying them! All you have to do is keep them by a well-lit window and water them once a week. Easy as that. In fact, the more resilient ones can go on for weeks without water such as the cactus and the zebra plant! For the most part, I just get to admire how adorable they are!
3. They spruce up the room and make great decor!
Call me superficial, but a big part of why I love them is how adorable they look! Using teacups and mugs as planters make the succulents look so quaint and a hundred times more adorable! Plus, their small size makes them fit anywhere in the room, and the fact that they make great additions to my Instagram photos is a very big bonus. Haha!
4. They make you more well-rounded.
I think taking care of succulents shows you that there is more to life than having your face buried in your phone or tablet or computer and obsessing about every little thing. I feel very much at peace when I see my plants and watering them once a week is actually quite relaxing! I can't quite explain it because it's something you definitely have to try for yourself to understand! Seeing them grow is quite fulfilling and it doesn't even take a lot of work. :D