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Hola! It’s Gena! I haven’t posted in a while, but thought this was the perfect project to share. I have been seeing a lot of pins on Pinterest about potted succulent. I loved the idea and started pinning away. My garden is overgrown and overwhelming me at the moment. This was quick and easy.
Here is the inspiration photo. It isn’t linked to anyone so I can’t give credit to the owner of the photo. If it’s yours let us know, we’d love to give you credit!
I went to a local garden center called Cactus and Tropicals in Draper. The example shows cacti and succulents together. That is a big no I guess because over time one can kill the other. It’s logical when you think about it. Cacti can have the soil go dry and stay dry, succulents can go dry for a short time but need to be watered. To test the soil, stick a pencil in the soil, when you draw it back up the soil will stick to the pencil if its wet still. If its dry the pencil will come out clean.
I chose a succulent garden to plant. Here is a list of supplies:
Cactus mix soil
A pot with holes for drainage
Wire screening to place over the holes so the dirt does not fall out
An assortment of succulents
Aquarium gravel for the top
As you can see, I got very carried away with the plants! There are so many textures and shapes. I chose a variety of colors, shapes, and textures for my garden.
First I placed the screens over the drainage holes in the pot. I then filled the pot about half way with cactus soil. Next, I filled the pot with the chosen succulent plants. After they are placed you will need to fill in the gaps with more soil and pat it down. The last step is to cover the soil in aquarium gravel and water it!
Its a great low maintenance plant for your home. Enjoy!
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I love succulent plants ~ and your green pots are pretty cute too 🙂 Very nice!
Thanks for stopping by Mel. I am trying to convince Gena to plant some for me. I love those green pots!