Succulent Christmas trees are the cutest festive decor trend for 2020

Whether you’re in camp real or faux, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a towering tree tree bedazzled with baubles. But for those who want to take their festive decor to the next level for 2020, may we introduce the latest alternative tree trend of the moment: succulent Christmas trees.

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According to Insider, searches on Etsy for succulent Christmas trees in the US are up 17,973 per cent compared to this time last year, and given the amount of time we in the UK spend tending to our houseplants these days, we suspect that the trend will soon surge in popularity on our shores as well.

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Smaller than your average tree, these quirky arrangements are great for homes where you might not have space for a 6ft fir, or for adding a sweet seasonal touch to a room where you might not typically have a tree at all, such as a bathroom or bedroom.

However, while they may be diminutive, don’t underestimate their power to make an impact and wow your guests this December. Decked out with lights and baubles, they can look every bit as chic and Christmassy as their larger counterparts.

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The only slight issue is that most of the succulent Christmas trees available online are from American stores, and many of them are so overwhelmed with demand that they can’t keep up anyway.

If you want one of your own, it’s worth reaching out to a local florist to see if they can whip something up, or if you’re reasonably crafty or green fingered, use fake or real succulents to DIY a tree yourself.

Succulent Christmas trees: Inspiration from Instagram

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I’m not sure how many people have tagged me in succulent Christmas Trees since I started my business, but I’ve finally put one together, just in time for American Christmas and Coptic Orthodox Christmas on the 7th Jan!! 🎄🌟 . I hope all my friends and family who celebrate on the 25th, had a beautiful day, yesterday, and Happy Boxing Day, today! 🙏🏽❤️ . To my family and friends in the states: 🎄ᗰEᖇᖇY ᑕᕼᖇIᔕTᗰᗩᔕ!!! 🎄 . May the joy of Christmas fill us with love, peace and the spirit of giving, long after it has passed! 🥰❤️ . To all my friends and family who have tagged me in a succulent Christmas Tree over the years, this one is for you!! 🤗🎄🥰😘 . #MerryChristmas #ChristmasTime #TwoChristmases #Blessed #SucculentChristmasTree #NatureReflectionsChristmasTree #CreativeSucculentArrangements #NatureReflections

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We love autumnal palette used here.

Who says a small tree can’t have a big star?

Even tiny trees can make all the difference to a display.

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Наша вечнозеленая наряжена! 🎄Вся сочится от предновогоднего солнца и совсем не тоскует по снегу. Вот так мы подстраиваемся под изменения климата)) Будем немного бережнее к нему в новом году, ведь правда? И тогда нашим желаниям будет легче исполняться. ⠀ С Новым годом, друзья! Пусть чудес в вашей жизни будет больше! А мы будем и дальше стараться хоть немного в этом участвовать 🙌

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Interspersing pine cones gives a rustic feel.

This trio is livened up with jolly red berries.

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Happy September y’all!!! The countdown is officially on…. 27 days til my Christmas Tree goes up 😍 (YES! Oct 1st I will be putting my tree up) 🎄🎄 Because life is too short to not have your Christmas tree up for three months 😍🙈🧚🏻‍♀️ Until I get to put my actual Christmas tree up… I hope you enjoy my succulent Christmas tree 🥰 I have so many projects in store for September && can not wait to show y’all a sneak peak to all the things we have done to our house!! Stay tuned this weekend for some behind the scenes!! && I’m finally going to plant my @greenstalkgarden planter allll the way to the top with succulents😍😍Cheers to a Labor Day weekend of working in the garden 💗🌿🧚🏻‍♀️🥰

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This twisted design is so clever (although probably rather tricky to DIY).

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Happy New year! Its time to decorate your life with the colors that this new year has brought for you. May your life shine brighter than a thousand lightning stars! Amazing succulent tree by kryptonitewhale @ reddit ❤️ Succulent seed web shop 💚 www.rareplant.me 💚 #succulents #succulent #succulove #succulentlove #succulentaddict #cactus #plants #succulentgarden #succulentsofinstagram #succulentlover #echeveria #succulentobsessed #succulenthoarder #succulentjunkie #succulentobsession #cacti #nature #succulentlife #garden #succulentcity #gardening #suculentas #succulentplant #succulents_only #plant #succulentplants #succulentbloom #cactuslover #succulentchristmastree #succulenttree

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Proof that baubles belong on succulent Christmas trees too.

Presented in a pot outdoors, you can make a lovely seasonal welcome to your home.