by Vansheeka Chandra Verma February 02, 2020 2 min read

We are here to announce that black succulent plants exist and you should really care!

 

We are here for your Goth aesthetic and won’t let you down. So we have seen over the year that the Goth community struggles to keep an aesthetic going on over a lot of times. Also, we do love plants (We mean, the art of experiencing the Goth culture has a lot to do a lot with nature so we are totally we are for that!).

We tried looking up at how it grown because we did want to know how Mother Nature is manufacturing these cuties. After a lot of research, we found out that these were regular succulents that just mutated or clumped together to be the black succulent. It wasn’t until someone took notice that they can sustain themselves on their own just like the green ones so they were put up to sale. So that is that and we were blessed with these wonderful inventions. It’s almost like the cool cousin who went abroad for further studies and returned back with much more refined taste.

 

Before we do tell you more about them, here are three plant care tips that we think you should heed:

  • Try avoiding putting them under direct sunlight. This will give scope for much darker hues on the new leaves.
  • Don’t over water them. This is just a general tip for any indoor houseplant. Nothing kills them as over watering them.
  • Water once a week sufficiently. Succulents don’t need much water to keep them alive.

Here are the different types of black succulents that we think you should consider buying:

  • Echeveria Black Prince

Considered as the king of the black succulent family, it is considered the more sought after one. People’s opinion range from it looking black to a really dark purple (mauve) in the sunlight. So based on popular opinion, you won’t regret buying this one.

  • Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop

 

We can’t pronounce that and I’m pretty sure even you can’t but that’s not important. The important part is, that it is popularly known as the “dark rose” because of its beautiful detailing. It is a mix of blood red (we are drooling) and the black hues. In fact, it is so perfect that some people might think it is fake at one glance.

 

  • Sinocrassula Yunnanensis

Another one of those striking rosettes that we just can’t resist. These ones are dense, fluffy and just really relaxing to look at. Btw, these are also known as Chinese Jade.

 

  • Echinopsis ancistrophora ‘Arachnacantha’

Guess something from the name? Well, the Arachna means spider in Greek or Latin (we’re not sure). What’s important is that it is known for its spider like growth and that is where the name comes from. Native to Bolivia, the plants are beautiful and require just the minimal to be grown.

 

This is the cumulative knowledge we have of these Goth beauties. We hope you write back to us if you acquire them. We are looking forward to see them on your Instagram feeds.



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