18/ 02/ 17
I have found a new obsession! SUCCULENTS. They are so incredibly simplistic, convenient and eye-catching. Yesterday I explored many plant nurseries in Miami, Florida and Oh. My. Goodness. the possibilities were endless, and so cheap! I literally spent more money on the pots than the plants themselves. The prices of the succulents ranged from $1.99 to $5. The bigger pot was $15 and the smaller one was $6. I definitely recommend purchasing any kind of plants from a nursery rather than a home improvement store, they cost a lot less, and in my opinion, are more healthy and sturdy.
Thing you’ll need to start your own little succulent garden:
Initially, line the bottom of your pot with a layer of stones in order for your succulent to be able to drain easily, as the roots do not do well if they are sitting in a pool of water.
Next, add the cactus soil into your pot very loosely. This soil allows for drainage, while succulents are water storing plants, they do require a fair share of air circulation as well.
Now for the fun part!! Make holes that go almost as deep as the layer of stones. Loosen the roots of the succulent and place it in the indent. Add another thin layer of soil to make sure the plant is secure.
Finally, if you please, you can place stones around the plants to add to the appearance of your garden.
I’m absolutely in love with the way this turned out, I hope this DIY inspires and assists in all of your succulent garden endeavors!