Story: Tiffany Adams | Photography: Rett Peek |
Low on maintenance yet high on style, succulent plantings are an easy way to bring a bit of nature indoors
During the often-dreary days of winter, the smallest pops of green can remind us of the seasons of growth that lay ahead. Succulents, a group of plants characterized by their thick water-storing leaves and minimal requirements for care, prove to be a perfect planting for this time of year. Floral designer Alex Hudson of Tanarah Luxe Floral created this combination by mixing varied styles, shapes, and sizes. “If you have small-headed plants that are very textural then you will want to add in some smooth-textured plants to provide balance and give the eye a rest,” he says of the process.
When it comes to care, allow succulents to dry out between waterings, and place them in an area where they will receive an abundance of sunlight. If you are concerned your planting won’t get enough sun, Hudson also notes that a number of beautifully crafted faux succulents are now available to help you achieve the look with no care required.
The planting shown here features three types of succulents, including: Sedum, which typically has five water-storing petals; Jade (sometimes called friendship tree or money tree), a common houseplant that requires little water; and Echeveria, which looks the most like a floral blossom or rosette.
Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock, (501) 372-1400, tanarahluxefloral.com