Succulents have become super popular and I’m seeing them everywhere. I was in World Market a couple of months ago as part of a blogger event (see those posts the store shopping/grand opening here and the bathroom refresh with my goodies here), I found a fabulous selection of terrarium containers and picked up the Round Glass and Cement Terrarium for myself! Cost Plus World Market has a nice assortment of terrariums and they even have artificial plants that are very convincing for those with “black thumbs”.
Today, I’m going to show you how to put your own terrarium together.
You’ll need to gather a few supplies!
Container (I’ve included a selection at the end of the post)
Baby Succulents– I purchased mine at Home Depot for under $2 each-the size of your container will determine how many to buy, don’t crowd them too much.
Stones for drainage in the bottom & to cover soil on top (I used all the same stone)
Potting Mix designed for Cactus (I used Miracle Grow Cactus, Palm & Citrus Soil)
I assembled this right on my craft table. Its a little messy, but nothing some newspaper can’t handle. Be sure to wash and rinse your container well before you begin.
Fill your container with about 1 1/2 inches of stone
Add about 3 inches of soil and make a hole for your first plant
Choose your first plant, remove it from the container and gently knock off some of the dirt so that the roots will have good contact with the soil.
Then place each plant making sure you have good soil coverage and the roots are completely covered (press gently around each plant with a spoon if your container doesn’t have room for your hand).
Add the rest of your plants leaving space between them.
Add a thin layer of stone to dress up the top of the soil, being mindful not to damage the plants. Lightly water and mist once a week as needed. These guys don’t require much water.
That’s it, doesn’t get much easier than that! Look how pretty it is!
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. It feels great to do some planting, even if it is inside.
Spring is just around the corner!
See You Soon,
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The post “How to Make a Succulent Terrarium” is the property of The Decorated Nest and was written by Karen Ploransky