It is simple to create a DIY Indoor Succulent Garden using any container, just use your imagination and you will have a beautiful centerpiece for any room. I repurposed a clear glass bowl from an old Christmas Decoration. It is perfect as it has low sides and a lot of space for the different type of succulents.
My Mother had in our yeard at home “Hens & Chicken” which are a form of succulent named “Sempervivum”. We did not call them succulents but they were the same long living succulents that are so popular. Sempervivum means always alive. Their leaves are in a dense rosette shape and are hardy in cold weather. I can confirm this as ours were out in the yard and survived the cold Ohio winters.
Succulents are a fun way to have a houseplant as they need little water, can be planted in any container, as long as there is rock drainage in the bottom, and brighten up any room. Their leaves are in hundreds of shades of green, red and yellow-green, and as green is one of my favorite colors; Green is My Happy Place, & Hello Spring,
It took only a few minutes to layer the container and plant the little succulents I purchased at the garden center. I chose the smallest of the plants as the container was low and I knew they grew easily. I made sure my container was washed and layered a 1/2 inch of small river stones in the bottom. I then layered potting soil on top and gave this foundation some water to moisten the soil.
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A word of caution: the plants are hardy but are easily damaged if you do not hand them with care. I next took the plants out of their containers being very careful not to damage them. And even being careful I did lose a few leaves.
Now the fun begins. Start arranging your little cute plants in your container. I have seen some designs very close together but I decided to start giving my little guys plenty of room.
just dig a little hole with your finger into the potting soil and gently nestle the plants in pressing down to get them established. After they were all planted I took the same small river stones and covered the potting soil. These stones serve two purposes, one they look so cute, and also they help with keeping too much water from the plants.
I used a chopstick and a paintbrush to move the rocks around again being careful not to damage my tinny plants.
Again I watered the soil to get it damp and used the paint brush to keep the water from collecting on the leaves. If you get too much water sitting on the leaves. I did make sure that my plants’ soil was well watered. But make sure not to over water. Check the soil once a week and water to keep it most but let it dry out between watering. I check my soil by putting my finger in the soil, if it comes out dry it needs water.
Now that you know Green Is My Happy Place, I have designed a Free Water Color Succulent Printable for my living room and for yours. Click on “Hello Spring” or on the picture below and I will email you the password to the printable library. I like to change out my watercolor print from my frame seasonally but this one is going to stay a while.
A DIY Indoor Succulent Garden is the perfect houseplant as they are low maintenance and take little water. They brighten up any area of your house and can decorate any room. My succulent garden transformed my traditional coffee table and is a peaceful centerpiece for the room.