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The Benefits of Succulents and What They Can Do for You

by Maria Mercedes Gomez & Larissa Porta 01/02/2022

The many types of succulents are all incredibly beautiful, especially when kept in fantastic condition with the right growing techniques. Unfortunately, their care can be difficult to master, leaving you troubleshooting more often than not. It’s well worth putting the time into learning what they need, however, since these sweet plants can provide many amazing benefits. Want to learn more? Here’s a look at the top succulent benefits.

Reduces Toxins in the Air

Succulents continually filter the air in your home by drawing in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. As they do that, they grab volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, from the environment to purify the air further. Without their help, you would likely breathe in those VOCs, which might cause health problems in the long run.

Boosts Indoor Humidity Levels

If you have an extensive collection of succulents, you may notice that the air in your home never feels stuffy and dry. This is because the plants continually release moisture, which enters the airspace and boosts your indoor humidity levels. As that occurs, you may find relief from eye irritation, sore throats, etc. as the dry air becomes a distant memory.

Makes Your Home Look More Inviting

The interesting colors and shapes of succulents help dress up each room in your home and make it look much more inviting. This is especially true if you mix and match varieties, such as:

  • Haworthia

  • Agave

  • Echeveria

  • Leatherpetal

  • Stonecrop

  • String-of-pearls

  • Rosularia

  • Pachyveria

All you have to do is plant them in a bucket or a long low saucer to make your home stand out from the crowd. If you want to get even more creative with your displays, think about planting them in a treasure chest, basket or glass globe.

You really cannot go wrong no matter how you decide to display your succulents. And as you experience all the excellent succulent benefits, you will see just why these plants win so many people over. They might be finicky and difficult to grow but they are worthwhile, for sure.

About the Author

Maria Mercedes Gomez & Larissa Porta

Maria Mercedes Gomez & Larissa Porta we were born in Nicaragua, but had the opportunity to come to the U.S. over 30 years ago. As immigrants in this country, we knew that we had to work very hard to receive and accomplish our goals in life. For everything, we are very thankful every day! Our experience does teach us and remind us that we have a responsibility to pay forward to our customer.  

 We believe that today's real estate market demands a team approach where our individual skills come together to offer our customers the benefit of twice the knowledge and experience, not to mention commitment to work diligently to assist you in meeting your real estate goals.