Funny story– we were at John’s dad’s house for Christmas and he had some sweet succulents sitting on a buffet and I said, “John, we just need some of these!” He chuckled (at what I thought was my pathetic excitement over some little plants.)
Little did I know he had bought me some and was hiding them in our house for my birthday. What a gem he is.
I’m sure you’ve seen them all over Pinterest by now. Planting succulents is actually really easy. Online, we found a few different ways to plant them, but I don’t think you can really go wrong unless you over water them.
How to Plant Succulents
1. Buy some succulents (I think they tend to look a little better in groupings.)
2. We fetched some sand from the sandbox in the backyard. You don’t have to use sand, but we wanted an organic feel.
3. Gather some rocks/small pebbles. Again, you don’t have to, but rocks are a neat match with succulents. You can grab a decent sized bag of them from the Dollar Tree for a buck!
4. Then, put some rocks in the bottom of your planter to properly drain your succulents. We chose to carry the rocks up the side of the bowl.
5. Add a little sand on top of the rocks.
6. Mix in a little dirt/soil and plant your succulent as you would any other plant.
7. Then top with a little more sand, followed by some more rocks/pebbles. That’s it!
For our planters, I made a quick trip to Goodwill and ended up finding the perfect big glass bowl for $2.99. Love when that happens.
If you can’t find one you like at a thrift store, there are tons of options online. Here are a few similar styles that are inexpensive.
Just click the text under the picture to get to the site.
I love this one because it looks like a plastic bag!
We also had this bowl, originally bought at Michael’s for $3 on clearance.
I love the natural element succulents add to any space.
After doing a little research, we found out they only need to be watered a tiny bit every few weeks. They also need to be in a sunny spot. Surely, I can handle this.
I LOVE THEM!!
Not only do plants provide a soothing natural element indoors, but they are also good for your health. Plants help cleanse the air inside your home. And of course, they’re nice to look at…
…..(if I can keep them alive!)
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