DIY projects are such fun, especially when they are easy to do and the results are amazing. We all love table top plants but struggle with maintaining them. Have you tried decorative succulent plant arrangements? They are awesome to look at and need very little water and sunlight. You can make one by yourself and keep them in your office or home to add a little green to your space. Scroll ahead to find out how to make one for yourself.
What you will need
1.Small pebble or rocks for drainage, i got mine from a beach in Goa!
2. Potting soil mixture
3. Sphagnum moss since it helps filtration
4. Succulent plants of your choice, i personally like Aeonium and Euphorbia.
5. Sea Shells for decorating, again these were collected from the beach, free of cost!
A wide rimmed glass cup or glass, i used the last unbroken glass left from a set of six. You can use whatever is easy available to you.
Take the rocks and shells and wash them nicely. Place the rocks at the base of the glass and arrange the shells on the side for a beautiful effect. You can't skip the rocks since they help with drainage and keep the water circulating to prevent the root from rotting.
You can use rocks and pebbles available on the beach or check with a nursery since most of them sell coloured pebbles.
Add a thin layer of Sphagnum moss on the rocks. When you buy the succulents from the nursery they will come planted in a mix of soil and moss. I used the same mix to plant the succulent. You can also buy the moss at a nursery or online.
Spread a layer of potting soil on top of the moss and plant the succulent. The plant does not need very deep soil to root so don't worry about the small size of the planter.
Customise the top layer with decorative pebbles of your choice. You can also use small sea shells to make it look more attractive. Can also use small sized animal figurines if planting in a larger planter.
I used some small sized shells since i did not have much space left in the planter. Another priority for me was to use the sea shells since they have great emotional value for me.
Remember to sprinkle some water on your succulents once a week. Over watering can rot the root. Don't keep them in the sun, ever! 'Ever' being the important word here.
Also remember to find a nice place in the shade for them when the Indian summer arrives. The picture you see is another succulent garden i created in a larger planter. I keep it indoors and it requires very little maintenance and keeps the negative energy out.
Get creative with your succulents, don't be afraid! Do write to me and flaunt your succulent planters in front of your friends and guests.