By Halli Holmgren

Succulents are by far my favorite plants. I started off with one succulent plant only a year ago, and now have somehow ended up with probably 20 different kinds. Succulents are beautiful. Each and everyone are unique in their own way, and that is one of the reasons I became obsessed over them.

Succulents are some of the easiest plants to grow that I ever had. They are really easy to propagate and to take care of. That is why I ended up with so many. I used to think that it was really hard to find them on the island, but they are everywhere. You can get succulents at your local hardware store, plant nurseries, or even at a friends house. What is amazing is that you don’t even have to buy a whole succulent to start off your succulent garden. If you know someone who has succulents, you can take one of the leaves from their plant, throw it on top of some soil, and soon enough you’ll have your very own succulent. You can also order succulents online, but I suggest buying them locally to support local businesses.

There are endless amounts of types of succulents. There are big ones, small ones, long ones, short ones, smooth ones, fuzzy ones, spikey ones, beautiful looking ones and some strange looking ones. Some succulents can be medicinal too, such as aloe, which is used for burns, cuts and many other purposes. Succulents can also make a very fun project or hobby — you can make different arrangements inside or outside your house. They also make an easy, personalized gift. I have made tons of gifts with succulents for my friends, and they all have loved it.

You don’t have to have a green thumb to take care of succulents at all, just throw them in a pot and they’ll be good. They are beautiful to look at, fun to plant, and can even be a form of meditation. Succulents are amazing and very resilient. I think it is very easy to become obsessed with them. Trust me, I did.