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How To: Succulent Arrangements

May 1, 2014

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The next time you need a hostess gift rather than showing up with the same bouquet of tulips why not hand your host succulent arrangements you created yourself?  Succulents are one of the most interesting and beautiful plants, plus they’re practically impossible to kill.  And their recent popularity have made finding them easier than ever.  I purchased mine at my local Home Depot store.  All you need are some terracotta pots (or these guys or this if you’re feeling fancy), some rocky soil, and a few different types of succulents.  Voila you have a unique gift ready to make someone’s day.  Below I’ve included my recipe for succulent success below plus a few helpful tips to get your arranging on and I highly suggest this book.  Happy almost weekend Loves!  truly, MKR

P.S.  These would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift!

 

How To: Succulent Arrangements
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Ingredients
  1. Succulents of all different shapes and sizes
  2. Soil; gritty, sandy, and rocky soil only.
  3. Pots; any type of pot or container will work as long as there is a drainage hole.
Instructions
  1. Fill your pots 3/4 full with soil
  2. Remove succulents gently from containers tapping off access dirt. Arrange the succulents however you see fit.
  3. Add additional soil and gently pat around the arranged succulents.
  4. Water lightly (see below for watering instructions)
Notes
  1. Sunlight. You want your succulents to have sun, but not all day sun which is surprising as these plants are known as dessert plants. Things to look for; yellowing of color can mean too much sun or overwatering, but leaning towards the light source can mean not enough.
  2. Water. During the warmer months succulents go through their growing phase and should be watered once a week. Don't drown your arrangement with a cup of water, pour a little and wait until the dirt has completely absorbed the water, then repeat 1-2 times. When it cools down succulents enter their dormant phase and need much less water.
  3. Re-potting. Though it may not look like it succulents are growing and should be repotted once a year.
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  • I love this idea as a hostess gift!

  • I agree, and they were so fun to make! xo

  • Janet / 05.03.2015

    I just started planting succulents and having so much fun. I wonder if you can help me.i have a birdcage that I want to put succulents in, but I don’t know how to put the plants that look like poem roses get planted hanging on the outside. The only opening is through the hinged door. Thank you in advance.

  • Janet / 05.03.2015

    I love your hostess gift idea. I plan on making my Mom a succulent garden for Mothers Day. Since she is 97 years old it will be easy for her to take care of

  • Janet / 05.03.2015

    Can’t wait to start planting!

  • Diana / 05.29.2015

    your second link for a pot and your link to the book are not working. Can you send the name of the book and I will be able to find it.

    Thank you,
    Diana

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