Succulent Christmas Trees Are Perfect for the Holidays—Here’s Where to Find Yours
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Gear up for the holidays with the sweetest decoration: a succulent Christmas tree. Here's how to get yours.
‘Tis the season to get creative and think beyond the traditional evergreen. We found plenty of alternative Christmas tree ideas, but this one is hands-down our favorite. Say hello to succulent Christmas trees. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is a Succulent Christmas Tree?
We’ve been seeing succulent Christmas trees pop up all over Instagram. There are many choices related to size, stature and color, but each tree includes a mix of living plants. Expect to unwrap echeverias, sedums, cacti and other succulent varieties. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Go for the grapevine. This Succulent Artworks Christmas tree transforms a glittering grapevine tree into a gardener’s paradise. It’s available in 14- and 18-inch sizes for decorating spaces big and small.
- Over-the-top. While it’s on the pricier side, this Arosezen succulent Christmas tree is made entirely of plants. Every bit of either the 12- or 21-inch tree is loaded with beautiful succulents in a variety of hues. (We can’t get enough of these pink succulents, either.)
- Really rustic. This simple version also comes in two different sizes. We love that this triangular succulent Christmas tree doesn’t scream “holidays!” Display the wooden box and twinkling fairy lights long after the season ends.
The Best Succulent Christmas Trees
Why Are Succulent Christmas Trees Popular?
Caring for a succulent Christmas tree is easier than a traditional fir or pine tree, which is one of its main advantages. Succulents are one of the most low-maintenance houseplants, so they’re suitable for any holiday decorator (including those without a green thumb!). Most succulents need low, indirect light and only require watering about once every 10 days. And the best part? These guys don’t shed pine needles.
Plus, succulent Christmas trees are uniquely beautiful. Use one as the centerpiece of your holiday table, or order two to bookend your mantel. They’re a show-stopping addition to any beach-themed holiday display as well.
Where to Buy a Succulent Christmas Tree
There are many choices for succulent Christmas trees at a variety of retailers. Find them on Etsy as well as specialized sites like 1-800 Flowers. The trees sell for anywhere between $65 and nearly $400, depending on the size and number of plants. And while that sounds pretty steep, you can re-pot the individual succulents after the holidays for new displays. If you’re looking for a unique holiday decoration that you can leave up year round, these succulents are your answer!
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