Succulent Christmas trees are a stunning trend you’ll want to try this holiday season

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When Christmastime rolls around, nothing sets the mood for a jolly season like putting up the Christmas tree. Whether you choose a real tree or an artificial one, traditional Christmas trees are usually some variety of evergreen, such as a fir, spruce or pine tree.

However, there’s no rule saying that your Christmas tree has to be a cone-shaped evergreen. This year, why not branch out (pun intended) with a succulent Christmas tree?

A succulent Christmas tree has several advantages. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s perfect for small spaces. If you’re trying to reduce your impact on the environment, a sustainable succulent will stick around to last for many holidays to come, while a fresh-cut evergreen will have to be thrown out come January.

Check out this tutorial from Home Depot that explains how to use several small succulents to make an evergreen-tree-shaped centerpiece that makes for a beautiful alternative Christmas tree.

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The pictured craft used approximately 100 succulents of various sizes for a final product that’s 14 inches high and 7 inches in diameter. To create a rich visual texture, use four or more different varieties of succulents. You can also utilize different colors, like red and deep purple.

And if you’re not the DIY type, you can buy one on Etsy!

While a succulent Christmas tree is beautiful all on its own, you can also experiment with different ornaments and decorations. Check out this one to posted Twitter by @janinavela that has red ornaments and white lights:

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This tiny succulent Christmas tree posted to Twitter by @meownikaa (who spotted it on @botanicalbright’s Instagram account) is topped with a gold star:

If you like a full-size tree, that’s possible to build with succulents, too, as evidenced by this one tweeted out by @AmandaJaegerTV:

How stunning!

Would you display a succulent Christmas tree when the holidays roll around?

MORE: You can get Lego Succulents so you never have to think about your plants again

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