modern succulent design
Succulent Container Designs
A small tabletop succulent design with a simple inspirational message rock, decorative pebbles and a linear design of small succulents all the same species makes a clever gift. I like to keep my camera with me when I shop at garden stores to gather up design ideas for creating my own garden gifts, this one shown has a popsicle stick price tag for $60. Being creative with gifts can mean reproducing a design like this one for less than half the price- now that’s being creative! There are many possibilities when designing with succulents from choosing the size and color of a container to picking out which succulent species will best match the theme. Modern, Feng-shui, Ocean theme, or Mexican-Rustic are just a few themes that come to mind when I create gifts for family and friends, and matching up their personality is part of the creativity and design.
Succulents have evolved out of harsh growing conditions and although they look quite exotic, they actually grow well in average soil conditions weathering both hot and cool temperatures. The key to growing successful succulents is planting them in containers that allow for good drainage.
This tabletop display is especially stunning with the choice of using one succulent species and planting them on a diagonal. As the rock says, Imagine!
Tips for creating succulent containers:
1. Use garden charcoal as the bottom 1/4 of the container base.
2. Use cactus mix to fill the container. Place succulents and add a top decorative rock or sand around plants.
3. Water succulents at the roots of the plants, avoid saturating the leaves.
4. Allow soil to dry between watering.
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