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Easy Succulents Anybody Can Grow (Part II)

Yesterday we talked about the ease of growing succulents for the gardening challenged and provided <a title="Easy Succulents Anybody Can Grow (Part I)" href="http://www.atgstores.com/ourblog/easy-succulents-anybody-can-grow-part-i" target="_blank">the first five on our list of cheap, easy succulents to grow</a>.</br></br>Today, we finish up the list, but feel it’s important to note something. Although the terms “succulents” and “cacti” are used interchangeably, it’s good to remember that while most cacti are succulents, not all succulents are cacti.</br></br>Now, with no further ado, we shall continue:</br></br><strong>Aloe</strong></br></br>Aloe comes in many varieties, most of which are very hard to kill. You can grow them on just about any windowsill in the house and they'll withstand a fair amount of neglect.</br></br>The bonus with aloes, of course is that even if you treat them badly they will still treat you very well: You can snip the leaves and use the syrup they leak to heal wounds faster – very cool.</br></br><strong>Sansevieria (Snake Plant)</strong></br></br>The snake plant is probably the most egalitarian of succulents, being that you can find them growing in as many dingy, poorly lit dorm rooms as you would posh, upscale condos.</br></br>Why? For the same reason as all the rest – they look cool and <em>they just won’t die</em>.</br></br><strong>Hens &amp; Chicks / Mexican Snowball</strong></br></br><em>Echeveria elegans</em> has as many names as it does faces, and they’re all pretty awesome. It’s also called the Mexican ghost, probably because even a dead person could keep one alive.</br></br>They’re great in clusters in rock gardens or as ground cover, but can also be grown alone in a pot.</br></br><strong>Baby Toes</strong></br></br>What’s better than a succulent that looks like adorable little baby toes? Just about nothing, save for the fact that these baby toes are practically indestructible.</br></br>Also sometimes called key lime pie, the cute cacti from South Africa survive even through periods of low light.</br></br><strong>Burro’s Tail</strong></br></br>Last but not least, the burro tail is great as a hanging succulent if you’re short on counter space or are looking for something with a little volume to it.</br></br>These 10 succulents (that may or may not be cacti) will add life to your home for just about anyone with a couple of bucks and a dream, so get out there and enjoy your new green thumb!
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