The plants on this list are mostly cacti and succulents and so tend to be smaller than the average houseplant. What they lack in size is more than made up for by their interesting shapes and for some their stunning flowers. Most are easy to care for which is an added attraction. I found this list over at the Garden Lovers Club.

There?s nothing better than waking up in the morning and enjoying a warm cup of coffee while watching the sun rise over the treetops. Adding a small plant in a clay pot to the windowsill makes this experience all the more beautiful and serene.
More often than not, a little goes a long way. Which is why we think that succulents are always a great addition to any windowsill or countertop. They always have unique and interesting shapes, and have a simple beauty that large plants and flowers sometimes lack.
Interestingly,?all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Cacti are always beautiful to look at, and they are also a great addition to any countertop or windowsill, as long as they are kept out of reach of any little hands or dog noses.
Both cacti and succulents are incredibly easy to take care of, requiring only misting every few days, or even less watering.
Take a look at these beautiful and exotic plants, and get a better idea of what your options are for your own succulent selection!

Aloe Vera

aloe vera
Aloe Vera is not only an interesting plant to look at, it is also very functional as a herbal medicine. Though it?s healing properties are not ?scientifically? proven, we can guarantee it will cool off your skin after a nasty sunburn. Having one of these around is not only a great aesthetic, but a useful healing tool.

2. Burro?s Tail

burro's tail
Burro?s Tail is a very delicate plant that requires a fair amount of maintenance. While some have experienced little issue with moving it around, others have reported that it is best to keep the plant?in indirect sunlight and avoid?relocating it if you can help it. Although it may be a bit more high maintenance than other succulents, the beauty and uniqueness of this variety?is truly awesome.

3. Christmas Cactus

christmas cactus
The Christmas Cactus is a fairly easy plant to maintain, and if you want it to bloom into these stunning flowers, there are some simple steps to follow to nurture the plant into doing so. Basically, you want to keep the plant in indirect sunlight during the day time, and in complete darkness at night. If you do this during the fall season, you will have these beautiful flowers for your Christmas season!

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