You can't browse a decor magazine or your Instagram feed without running into a succulent these days, and for good reason — they're beautiful and practical! If you tend to have bad luck with plants, a hardy succulent, sometimes known as a fat plant, might be the way to go. Succulents have parts that are thick and fleshy to help hold onto water. That means you don't need to water them as frequently. And they come in many different styles and sizes, so there's a wide selection to choose from beyond the ever-popular cactus and aloe. But that doesn't mean you can't kill them. So let's talk about the basics of succulent care.