Succulents are unofficially the cats of the plant world. People either love or hate ‘em, and they make the most camera-loved plants for their crazy colors, shapes, and varieties. Just take a look at Bored Panda's previous compilation with these fantastically strange plants right here and you’ll see what I mean.

But it turns out, there is one more way you can put these incredible plants to use. Thanks to mad crafty skills and aesthetic goals, people have been upgrading their tables into full-blown succulent gardens.

Both a green oasis and a place to put your mug, these tables are something I didn’t know I needed, but I am adding one to the basket at this very moment.

(h/t Diply)

Bored Panda reached out to Dustin Anthony, the founder of Blooming Tables, a San Diego company with a mission of bringing outdoors to the indoors, to find out more about these beautiful succulent tables.

Dustin explained that blooming tables are perfect for people who lack the space for traditional gardening methods and want more plants in their homes. But since succulents require a good amount of sunlight to keep them from stretching and getting leggy, he suggested placing a lamp over them or adding incandescent light bulbs.

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is the table in the garden or it's the garden? ;B

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In order for the succulents to prosper while being planted as part of the table, one has to keep in mind that “plants tend to do better when you pull them from a similar environment that you are moving them to.” He gave an example: “succulents that grew up in low light areas will do better indoors than succulents who were sourced from high light areas.”

It turns out that, for a succulent, the table serves as a pot, which it may outgrow with time. “Sometimes a plant will grow too big for the table and need to be removed,” but it’s “completely natural.”

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it but why to put a table glass if it won't be used?

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Little Dino
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this looks straight out of Pinterest! (not a bad thing) :)

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Dustin also said that it is in fact possible for you to make your own blooming table, and that’s how his own company was started. “We saw the beauty in housing our plants indoors this way and set out to develop a product that would solve a lot of the problems that come with an at-home build.”

Meanwhile, while many DIY succulent tables would look adorable, not all would function as a table. Dustin explained that “a lot of at-home builds, while beautiful, lack the functionality of an actual table—leaving you with something too unstable to set anything on.” So you've got to keep an eye on the stability if you’re planning on building one.

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NanZ
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really like the ones like this.

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Curry on...
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All of these are beautiful and I love succulent plants. This made me realize that I could do this. I have several glass top tables here at home. I just need to work out a way for the plants to get air -- maybe propping up the glass with something sturdy.

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NanZ
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like they just cut out one of their deck boards. Cool idea!

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NanZ
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a beautiful piece!

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Maryam Siddiqui
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hmm, well now its not rlly a table, more like a pot bc u cant put anything on it

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Tambot
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Let me just put my glass of wine down...