As passionate lovers of all things botanical, we wanted to share some exciting news with you. Mark your calendars because July 27th is Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day! It’s the perfect occasion to celebrate our leafy companions and show them a bit of outdoor appreciation.
In honor of this special day, we thought it would be wonderful to delve into the world of succulent arrangements. These charming plants have gained immense popularity over the years for their unique beauty, low maintenance, and fascinating adaptability. Their typically small size and hardy nature make them the prime choice to bring with you on a stroll! Whether you’re a seasoned succulent lover or just starting to explore the wonders of these resilient plants, we believe you’ll find joy in creating your very own succulent potted arrangement.
To help you get started, we have put together a simple guide to craft a captivating succulent garden. Here are the instructions:
- Succulents of your choice
- Cactus or succulent soil (loose soil with excellent drainage, often containing sand and perlite)
- Large rocks for drainage
- Container with a drainage hole (essential for preventing root rot)
- Decorative rocks, driftwood, and organic materials for added flair (shells, beach glass, etc.)
- Begin by placing a layer of large rocks at the bottom of the container. This will ensure proper drainage for your succulents.
- Add the succulent/cactus soil, which is specially mixed to include sand, gravel, pumice, and/or perlite for superior drainage. Make sure to leave approximately 3-4 inches of space from the rim of the container.
- Carefully plant your succulents in the container, arranging them to your desired aesthetic. When designing this arrangement I made sure to acknowledge varying heights, color distribution and harmony/balance among the plants. Ensure they are well-supported by burying the stems slightly so that they have stability.
- Surround the succulents with more soil, gently pressing it down until it reaches about an inch below the rim of the container.
- Finally, give your succulent garden a touch of elegance by adding a layer of decorative rocks and incorporating natural elements like driftwood or organic materials.
Above is an example of an arrangement I’ve done using the following succulents:
- Sticks on Fire
- Kalanchoe Tomentosa
- Copper Spoons
- Unidentified, rare flapjack succulent
- Senecurio kleiniiormis
I enjoy the way that this particular succulent arrangement plays with height. Most succulent planters are shorter in design but here we get a tall, whimsical and airy look. Notice that these succulents, because of how tall they are, create a balance with the size of the container. Always keep this in mind when choosing plants.
With these straightforward steps, you’ll create a stunning succulent potted arrangement that will add a touch of natural beauty to any space. Let your creativity shine through as you experiment with different succulent varieties, container styles, and decorative accents.
Remember, Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day is just around the corner. So, why not celebrate by taking your newly crafted succulent garden for a stroll and reveling in the marvels of nature? Embrace the opportunity to do something that is perhaps just a bit wacky – and have a perfect excuse for it!
Thank you for being a part of our vibrant community of floral enthusiasts. We hope this email has inspired you to embark on a succulent adventure and embrace the joy of Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day.
We’d love to see photos of your potted friends out on a walk with you! Please reply to this email and share a fun selfie with your plant to celebrate the occasion!