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Why Succulents? Why Now?

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One of the latest and greatest gardening crazes, succulent plants have taken the world by storm. Sometimes referred to as “water storage plants,” succulents contain parts that are more thickened and fleshy than other plants. This special characteristic allows succulents to retain water better in dry climate and soil conditions. Before this winter, California was struggling with a severe drought, water restrictions and dry winters. It was during those repeatedly dry seasons that Californians begun to fill their yards, gardens and windowsills with various succulent plants.

Needing very little water and maintenance, succulents are the perfect plants for someone with little time and money to spend on upkeep. In addition, there are hundreds of different succulents to choose from in various different sizes. A myriad of colors and sizes make succulents the perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor environment. When the water regulations were continually tightened during California's drought, homeowners began to replace their grass filled yards with artificial turf or rocks. The low maintenance succulents blended right into the artificial atmospheres created by the turf and rocks.

Even with California’s drought officially called off and water regulations slightly loosened, the popularity of succulents doesn’t appear to be faltering or even slowing down. People love to share pictures of their growing succulents across all forms of social media. Pinterest boards and Instagram hashtags are dedicated to this ever-expanding trend.

Where Would You Put Your Succulents?

  • Home Exterior: gardens, walkways, porches, patios
  • Home Interior: window sills, kitchen counters, dressers
  • Office Space: break rooms, desktops

Just last week, Geranium Street launched its newest product, the Nerd Cube. Crafted specifically to house two inch succulents, this new product easily fits into any interior or exterior atmosphere. The lightweight aluminum makes it simpler than ever to quickly move and rearrange up to 15 miniature succulents. Best of all, the Nerd Cube is shipped flat, which makes the whole process of assembly and succulent selection all the more fun.


If you did, or are soon planning to, hop on the growing succulent train, I’d encourage you to pick up a Nerd Cube today. Located in Southern California, Geranium Street USA is an exclusive distributor of the Nerd Cube. Visit http://geraniumstreet.com/the-nerd-cube/and grab this innovative, new planter today. If you would like more information about the Nerd Cube and how to get your hands on one, don’t hesitate to call sales manager Martin Portilla at (760) 294-9063 today for answers to any questions you may have. Stop by your local nursery today to pick up a few succulents for your garden, windowsill or Nerd Cube today.