When you think of something succulent, you might envision a juicy, flavorful food dish. And while the term is indeed one way of describing some delicious cuisine, it also happens to be the name of a family of plants with thickened and fleshy leaves, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. Succulents aren't anything new in the plant world, but it seems as though 2013 has been the year of succulent re-discovery.
From high-end restaurants to weddings, succulents are a fun and flashy alternative to your typical flower arrangement. But why stop there? Succulents are also great for home décor. And with very low maintenance, you can keep your succulents for years to come!
Given their large popularity this year, succulents have been turned into living works of art. Check out some of our favorite designs below.
Vertical Succulent Garden - Amazing indoors and out, this is essentially a beautiful framed succulent garden hanging right on your wall. It also makes for a great DIY project.
Image: DIG Gardens
Succulent Wreath - Fit for your front door or in the kitchen, the wreath style succulents are an awesome alternative to those dusty, old, plastic flower wreaths.
Macramé Hanging Plant - This is one of our favorite ways to show off succulents. The macramé hanger is so retro and colorful, making this a really cool way to put up a low hanging succulent and add a pop of color to any room.
Image:Down that Little Lane
With so many different colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from, and given these plants are very low maintenance; succulents are the way to go this season!