Succulents are so easy to grow, they virtually look after themselves. You are more likely to kill them with kindness than neglect. So if you are just starting out growing plants they are an excellent choice.

They can be grown inside on a sunny windowsill, outdoors on a balcony, in a rockery ... the options are almost endless. Succulents have colourful foliage with a nice array of leaf forms. You can have fun mixing and matching them in different pots or combining them into a mixed planting or even a terrarium.