If you’re patient, you don’t need to buy tons of plants because succulents aren’t just easy to care for, they’re also extremely easy to propagate. This means you can remove leaves, let them air dry until the cut end hardens, then set them on top of the soil until a new baby succulent sprouts and takes root. Adorable! You can do the same thing with stems, remove all of the leaves and cut the stem down to an inch. Let the cut end dry out and harden, then start watering. Soon you’ll see babies sprouting where the leaves were.

With the holidays approaching, it’s an ideal time to start your succulent garden with a Christmas cactus. This plant actually produces beautiful flowers when it gets plenty of darkness and cool temperatures.