We’ll take one for every corner of our home, please and thank you!

By Meghan Overdeep
Updated September 22, 2020
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These days, Christmas trees come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Whether yours is pink, ceramic, or hanging from the ceiling, your Christmas tree can say a lot about your personal style. It can also say a lot about how much space you have to work with.

To the countless Americans planning to celebrate the holidays in a small space this year, let us present our new favorite take on the traditional conifer: the succulent Christmas tree.

Terracotta Corner/Etsy

Standing about a foot tall, these charming creations are perfect for tabletops, mantels, coffee tables, etc. They’re also considerably less maintenance than your classic pine or fir.  Simply spray the tree with water every 10 - 14 days to keep the succulents alive for many months. And forget about dragging it out to the curb when Christmas is over. Simply repot the individual succulents and add them to your plant collection.

You can find a variety of succulent Christmas trees on Etsy, both real and artificial. Terracotta Corner’s 13-inch Alpine succulent tree ($135, Etsy.com) is made of dozens of spiky haworthias and adorned with a dozen colorful accents including echeverias, graptoverias, sedums, and more. For an even less traditional design, the Florida-based shop’s Aurora succulent tree ($130, Etsy.com) boasts nearly 25 gorgeous echeverias.

We’re also big fans of the more traditional-looking succulent Christmas tree by RileysOasis ($180, Etsy.com). Available in two different sizes, this festive design includes cheerful pops of red and silver.

We’ll take them all, please!

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