I don’t have a garden or a balcony, for which I compensate by filling my apartment with plants. Succulents are definitely my favourite type. They come in many different shapes and colors, and they’re easy to take care of. I water mine only once or twice a month and they’ve survived perfectly fine so far. Yesterday I went to Ikea to buy some storage boxes and decided to shop for plants as well while I was there. My plan was to buy one or two, but I ended up buying five instead.
Usually Ikea has a lot of choice, but I was a bit disappointed this time. Most of their succulents and cacti were extremely small and I had a hard time finding two that I liked. After a long search I ended up buying an aloe vera plant and a cactus.
I was happy with my two plants, but since Ikea didn’t give me much choice I decided to check out some other places as well. On my way back I stopped at Plantasjen and Floriss, two plant stores located in the centre of Oslo. Plantasjen has many different stores in Norway, but somehow I ended up picking the smallest one. Luckily they still had more choice than Ikea, but I wasn’t too impressed by the type plants they had. I did buy another aloe vera plant though, a completely different one than the one I bought at Ikea. It has a really interesting shape, and looks even better from above.
After visiting Plantasjen I made one final stop at Floriss and found a specific type of succulent I had been looking for for a while now. I just had to buy it. The plant isn’t that big, but the shape and the colors are so cute! While waiting in line I noticed another succulent I couldn’t say no to. It’s a rather big and oddly shaped plant and feels extremely soft. The price was a bit high (100NOK), but it was totally worth it.