Make Your Own Succulent Garden
WORDS:: Chyka Keebaugh
PHOTOS:: Lisa Atkinson
Succulents are so easy to come by these days - you can even find them in supermarkets. Here is a cute little DIY project for the garden lover, or for those who want some greenery but without the maintenance.
For the garden lover who has a little trouble keeping their plants alive, succulents certainly a great plant to play about with. What I love most is how easy they are to plant and replant, all you need to do is break off a stem and replant - could it be any easier than that? They work well indoors and out, and with this trend of having plants inside these days you really could not get a simpler decorating tip.
This little DIY was pulled together with a variety of succulents, a simple concrete pot, soil & some imagination. There really is no method to it at all, just have some fun.
In summer, your plants still need water. Once a week should do the trick. Soak the soil and only water when the soil has since dried out.
Provide a little shade, even if you move them around every few weeks. Every plant needs a breather from the sun.
Want to make two plants out of one? Break off a succulent stem, let it dry in the shade for a few days then replant. Simple!
An indoor succulent still needs at least 6hours of sunlight a day to thrive, so follow the sun but be careful, they can still get sunburnt indoors.
Make sure your pot has a drainage hole in the bottom, as tough as they are - they need to drain.
Give them room to grow, change pots if they are starting to look a little squashed.