Succulent Christmas Trees Are the CUTEST Christmas Decoration

Updated: Mar. 21, 2024

If you aren't in the Christmas spirit just yet, these succulent Christmas trees will get you there fast.

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Sure, we’re still preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving, but you’re going to start thinking about the holidays when you get a peek at one of our favorite new takes on a seasonal tradition. Check out the cutest thing for the 2021 holidays—succulent Christmas trees!

‘Tis the season to get creative and think beyond the traditional Christmas tree. We found plenty of crafty ideas, from tomato cages to teacups, but this one is hands-down our favorite.

Succulents for Christmas?

We got our sneak peek of this year’s daintiest tree courtesy of @TerracottaCorner on Instagram. This succulent Christmas tree, in particular, is made with nearly 25 echeverias, which are perennials. That means they’ll bloom every holiday season, just in time for the big day.

Another advantage of a succulent Christmas tree is that they’re lower maintenance than a traditional evergreen tree. (The best part? These trees don’t shed.) Succulents are also one of the most low-maintenance houseplants, so they’re perfect for everyone, including those without a green thumb. Most succulents need indirect light and only require watering about once every 10 days or so. If you like succulent Christmas trees, you’ll love a Christmas cactus.

Check out the top 10 colorful succulents you should grow. Plus, these pink succulents are perfect for your home.

Where Can I Buy One?

There are lots of choices on Etsy, but our favorite stands about 13 inches tall and comes from TerracottaCorner’s website. The trees sell for around $140, which sounds pretty steep, but it’s as beautiful as it is petite, and you can re-pot the individual succulents for new displays every year. Plus, they’re available year-round, so it can be Christmas any time you want!

Another added bonus for succulent Christmas trees is that you don’t need to toss them to the curb when Christmas is over. Here are several ways to recycle your real Christmas tree after the holidays.

Next, check out an adorable bunny succulent and dolphin succulent.

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