Succulent Gardening 101
Succulent gardens have recently become the newest gardening trend. People are going crazy for these beautiful cactus-like plants. Not only is there a diverse range of species that you can buy but they are also pretty low maintenance. They also make a fun DIY project. So jumping on the bandwagon, I have come up with the steps for you to make your very own succulent garden.
How to make your own garden:
What you’ll need:
- Small pebbles for drainage
- Sphagnum moss and active charcoal for filtration
- Potting soil for cacti or succulents
- Various succulent plants
- Decorations such as moss, gravel, or marbles
- Some sort of container to put it all in
If you’re not wanting to go out and buy all these items separately get a succulent kit!
Putting it all together:
- Get out your container. Succulents can be planted in almost anything – from an old tin, to a mason jar or glass terrarium. Just pick whatever fits your décor the best.
- Fill it up. Put in the pebbles first, then the charcoal, followed by the moss and the soil.
- Add your succulents. This is the creative part! Experiment with different arrangements and figure out what you like best.
- Finish off with your decorations. Now it’s time to add the finishing touches. Add different items like colorful rocks or neon hued moss to really tie the whole thing together.
And there you have it! Your very own succulent garden.
- Don’t overwater!
Succulents are low maintenance plants which means there is really only one thing that can harm them, too much water! A safe rule is to water every 7 to 14 days until the soil is wet to the touch but not drenched.
- Bright, filtered light is best.
Succulents are great to have indoor all year round or outdoor in the summer. Wherever you decide to put them though, make sure they have bright light but avoid direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Just remember that taking care of a succulent garden takes practice. You might kill a few plants before you get it right, but that’s okay.
Till Next Time,