I’ve been on a mini-mission to become a little more eco-friendly when adding some greenery and flora into my home. Succulent arrangements are considered eco-friendly simply because they are a longer lasting “arrangement” to keep in your home. Recently I did some window shopping at a few of the local nurseries and fell in love with some gorgeous succulent arrangements. P.S. The nursery is a fun toddler outing too. My little one loves exploring the different “jungles” and especially the fountains. And if there is a mermaid garden accessory within reach we can spend a good hour there. (video below)
I picked up some cute little succulents and brought them home to try my hand at planting / arranging them.
What you’ll need:
- A container or planter
- A variety of succulents depending on the size of your container. Get more than you think you will need especially if it’s a wide container. Best to have a full arrangement than a sparse one, but you can always fill gaps with small stones. Try and mix different textures and color shades. I chose succulents that grow low and ones that can drape over the side of the container.
- Cactus soil. This is important especially if your container does not have a drainage hole like the one I used. You don’t want the soil to remain too wet, this could lead to the roots rotting. Cactus soil is light and fluffy to promote aeration.
- Tip: after planting, the little succulents can end up with soil in their nooks and crannies so I used a dry paint brush to gently dust them off before watering. Give them a light watering and a light misting too if you have a misting feature on your hose.
Here’s how I arranged these little succulents:
This was an easy and fun way to satisfy my curiosity of arranging flowers. It’s quite addictive too I might add. I foresee growth in my container hoarding problem.
Until next Monday!