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Posted by Russ Griffin on July 11, 2014 | Last Updated: August 18, 2014 Flowers Succulents

Wondering What to Send? Think About Succulents!

Succulents make a lovely summer gift for that special someone in your life. These desert plants are made to take the heat, and low water requirements makes them a breeze to care for. At Griffin’s, we can show you which succulents make amazing arrangements and potted houseplants!

Add Echeveria to Your Bouquet

Echeveria – commonly known as “hen and chicks” – is a wonderful addition to any arrangement. Echeveria is a small succulent that makes adorable rosettes of thick leaves. You can find it in colors ranging from pale green dusky purple. There are even some varieties that have leaves tinged with red or gold.

Check out this Tropics of Paradise bouquet to see how well echeveria works in an arrangement. It offsets the Birds of Paradise flowers beautifully while making a lovely match for the pin-cushion protea. If you want to create an exotic arrangement, be sure to ask for some echeveria!

The Versatile Sedum

Sedums are also known as “stonecrop.” These succulents are great in that there are hundreds of varieties to choose from. If you simply want to add greenery to your arrangement, you can find sedum in anything from a silvery-green to a purple that is nearly black. There are varieties with broad, thick leaves and other varieties that have fine, pointed leaves.

There are even flowering sedums that will make a great focal point in your arrangement. These are often referred to as “showy stonecrop,” and they have large flower heads with dozens of tiny flowers. The bloom colors range from pale mauve to scarlet, and you can even find some flowering sedums in lilac and white.

Bright and Beautiful Kalanchoes

With gleaming dark green leaves and boldly colored flowers, kalanchoes are always a wonderful gift. The blooms work well in bouquets, but they truly stand apart from other succulents when given as a houseplant. Kalanchoes come with flowers of nearly any color, including orange, yellow, red, pink, purple and white. They also come in single and double-petaled varieties, with some kalanchoe blooms resembling small roses. When you give potted kalanchoes as a gift, the recipient will be able to enjoy their beauty for years to come!

There are many more different types of succulents to choose from. Consider making a planter of various succulent species or ask Griffin’s about what succulents are available to make unique gift!