Festive Red Succulents Will Be Your New Favorite Holiday Decor This Year
Along with decking the halls with your favorite holiday decorations, it's fun to include a few seasonal plants, too. Potted poinsettias, a Christmas cactus or two, and amaryllis bulbs all add a bit of botanical cheer. And though they may be less traditional, this year you can make things extra merry by adding red succulents to the mix. No, not the ones that have been painted, but varieties that naturally have scarlet-hued leaves and stems.
Of course, you can find succulents in just about any color besides green: pink, purple, orange, and even black succulents exist. Sometimes, they even change color in response to stress in their environment (like poor soil, not enough water, or extreme temperature changes), which is why you might've seen red edges show up on your succulents before. But these five easy-to-grow varieties of succulents naturally have red tones all the time, perfect for holiday centerpieces, wreaths, and other seasonal arrangements you can feature in your next #succulentsunday post.
1 'Romeo Rubin' Echeveria
2 'Christmas Carol' Aloe
3 Crassula clavata
4 Christmas Cheer or Jelly Bean Plant
5 'Bashful' Graptoveria
All of these succulents are easy to care for. Just place them where they will get bright sunlight for several hours a day to keep their red color as rosy as possible. Give them a drink about once a week until water drains out the bottom of their pot, but be careful to avoid getting water on their leaves because this can encourage rot.
If none of these red succulent picks fit in alongside your stockings and homemade wreaths, there are plenty of other naturally red varieties of popular succulents like aloe, echeveria, sempervivum, and sedum to choose from. Any one of them will add a unique twist to your holiday decor, or make a welcome gift for just about anyone on your list.