Euphoric over euphorbia? Three reasons we love succulents

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Euphoric over euphorbia? Three reasons we love succulents

You won’t have to go far to source this week’s luxe object of desire, it’s probably growing in your garden …

Mila Crewe-Brown

With all this time at home, it’s only fitting to look to your backyard for something desirable. Bring the outdoors in and spruce up your lockdown space, another creative at-home activity we’re taking part in to pass the time. There are so many succulent varieties and they vary dramatically — echeveria, cotyledon, sedum, portulacaria ( hardy and indigenous to SA) and euphorbia (including the popular fire sticks variety, with its branch-like orange, yellow and green stems).

They might seem understated, but succulents make an impact for very little effort. Here’s why we love them.  

1. They are easily to propagate: Snap off a leaf from the main plant and let it dry out. Soon it’ll form a callous and start to sprout roots. Keep it in a temperate environment while it does, then plant it in a small pot with sandy (rather than loamy), well-draining soil...

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