Succulents! They are my favorite house plant. They are low maintenance and pretty hearty. Also I like how they modernize the look of a space, very clean and simple looking. I recently had the best two days- I kept having to pinch myself! We had an awesome magazine come to our little home and take some pictures to be featured in their magazine. I can’t share details yet, but hopefully I will be sharing spring of next year! Anyways- after they wrapped up their two days of shooting they asked if I wanted the leftover succulents. I was secretly hoping they would ask. So of course I said yes and I started planting the succulents all over our house in any empty container I had. Result- 11 new succulents to go with the 4 I already had. Yep, 15 succulents in 1100 square feet- not bad.
Tips for Succulents-
TIP #1– Don’t let them sit in water. It is best to have them in a container that can drain (a lot of mine do not have a hole) I make sure to not water them too much or too often.
TIP #2– Try to plant in a container that is twice the size of the roots. The roots are actually pretty short- so this shouldn’t be too hard.
TIP #3– After a couple of months plant them in a larger container once they start to grow.
Tip #4– Don’t water too much. I honestly notice that mine do better when I go weeks without watering them- like 3-4!
I placed 4 succulents in a copper bowl that I had from Good Will. It makes the perfect- low profile center piece for an ottoman.
This little cactus is one of my favs. I added the white rocks in the base of the pot. This is a great way to hide the plastic planter. I then layered it in a mini wood dough bowl with the domino pieces.
This marble mortar HERE is one of my favorite pieces in our kitchen. I love the succulent in it. I normally keep nuts in it sitting on the counter.
This copper container used to be a candle, like THIS one. I cleaned it out and put a succulent in it.
This might be my favorite center pieces for our kitchen table. I like to use accessories that we actually use daily. Love stacking bowls and putting my new gold flatware in a glass jar. I planted one of the succulents in one of the bowls and a mug that I had.
I snapped a pic of our kitchen after the magazine set it up- love how they arranged the succulents too.
I always have a plant and fresh clippings by our farm sink and window. Mugs are a fun place to plant flowers and succulents- they would make a great gift too!
Have you heard the saying “Put a bird on it” when bird figurines were so popular, it was a joke on Facebook and I am sure on a tee-shirt. Now I keep thinking “Put a succulent in it!
You can find tips for more Houseplants HERE like Fiddle Leaf Figs and more