Busy lifestyles mean we’re always on the hunt for quick, easy ways to make our homes feel good, and plant-life is one of those ways. A table is cheered up with a blooming vase of seasonal flowers stood upon it and a kitchen feels all the more alive when you spy home-grown herbs sitting pretty. Back to succulents; they come in endless different shapes, colours and sizes, so you can use them like accessories to create a modern indoor garden. When flowers feel a bit too much, their neat forms add life to your space without making it feel overgrown.
The main reason they’ve become so popular, though, is that they need hardly any looking after. A spritz of water on the leaves once a week, and a sunny spot to help them grow, are pretty much all it takes to keep succulents healthy. You can get the most out of them even if you’re too busy for serious gardening – or lack green fingers. That being said, there are those of us who seem to possess the unfortunate ability to let any plant wither, and so our life-like versions will appeal particularly to this group.