Making a quick run through Home Depot last week naturally I had to to visit the nursery area, where I was surprised to see they had a huge selection of succulents and sedum signed as being “low-light” houseplants. Low light succulents, who are they kidding? Succulents need light. Succulents soak up light, like these Crassula, at Cornell Farms.
Cactus love light too...
Except maybe these.
Too much light and they might melt, since they're plastic. Photographed at City Liquidators.
A clam-shell from Lotusland? Nope, fakery at Z Gallerie.
Living walls like this need bright, indirect, light to thrive.
Well, unless they're not living walls, like this. No light, no problem!
Agave wanna be, complete with a pineapple pruning.
Since tillandisias demand such extreme care it's good there are now fake versions of them available too.
Okay, kidding aside I get it. There are places where you want to put plants where they just won't be happy. Better a fake plant than a real plant that will die.
In the right container I think this one could even fool me.
Untill I looked into the center. Has the person who designed this ever seen how a real agave grows? What's going on in there?
Real or faux? Real!
But fun? Ya, I suppose.
Those graptopetalum (graptoveria?) are pretty darn realistic.
These last four were photographed at The Gardener's Choice in Tigard.
But let's end back at Cornell Farm, and with the real thing.
Ain't nothing better than the real thing.
Or do you appreciate the faux? Which this is not. If you were wondering.
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