Make you own Succulent Planter with a few simple items. This DIY tutorial will show you how to arrange the items to create a professional looking and breathtaking centerpiece! Best of all succulents are very low maintenance an look awesome!
I am officially obsessed with succulents! These beautiful plants are colorful, unique, easy to care for, and breathtakingly beautiful! I love the fact they require very little water and care, but look like a million bucks.
Succulents like to be in an area with good light, either outdoors or inside near a window. On average during the growing season you should water 1 time per week, and provide enough water that it flows out the bottom of the planter to ensure the soil is fully soaked. In the fall and winter, or non-growing months, water less frequently. Their specific requirements can vary, so check the tag on the plants you bought and there should be information on care.
Here are the Items You’ll Need to Make Your Very Own:
2. A planter of your choice (I got mine from Home Depot)
3. Cacti/Succulent Potting Soil
4. Small stones for the bottom
5. Natural Elements such as the twig ball, moss, large smooth stones, sticks and bark (I purchased these at Michaels and collected the bark and sticks at a local park)
(Moss and Twig ball can also be ordered from Amazon)
Put It All Together:
1. Layer small stones at the bottom of the planter to ensure good drainage, then fill with the succulent potting soil about 3/4 way.
2. Decide on a centerpiece that with give the planting some dimension. The item you choose for the center should be taller than the plants your place around it. I chose a twig ball and filled it with green moss, pulling bits of the moss out in areas to create texture.
3. Next, begin to fill in the edges with your succulents. Mix up the colors and sizes. A good rule of thumb is to use the rule of threes (or odd numbers), meaning you clump 3 of the same together. This will create a more natural look. I used large small stones in a few places around the outside as well.
4. If you have any space that shows the dirt you can fill in with stones (large or small) or moss. It will look the best if you can’t see the dirt at all.
5. And YOU’RE ALL DONE! I put mine outside on the patio, and it definitely stands out against our white patio furniture.
(It’s best to not water right away after replanting succulents. They will establish new roots after being replanted. Wait about 2 weeks to water the first time unless you noticeably see the plants withering.)