Creating a succulent planter

When my sister asked me to help her set up some plants in her room, I wanted to go for some fairly easy plants that wouldn’t get all that cranky if they didn’t get watered all that often. Succulents are great because they don’t require all that much water and there are some pretty unique ones out there! Not only do plants liven up a space (quite literally) but they also help to purify the air. We chose a few different plants and I thought I would share just how easy it is to put together a nice succulent planter!

It was honestly difficult to choose plants because there were SO MANY choices it was overwhelming. I personally wanted them all!! We ended up going with four to create the succulent planter, but we did pick up two small aloe plants as well as a small rubber plants as you can see in the first photo above. Adding some plants really give her space some character!

 To create the planter as we did, you'll need:

  • small succulent plants 
  • a low bowl type planter 
  • soil
  • aquarium stone (or small gravel) 

We used a planter that we had on hand (it was actually one my mother has had for years which has held a variety of plants throughout its lifetime). You can be creative with this - look around your house! Rummage through your garage or your attic! You can transform nearly anything into a planter!

Once you've got all your materials together, it's as simple as adding some soil to your planter, placing your plants and then filling in with soil and a layer of stone. We chose a white gravel, but again, this is where you can get creative - use any color or type of gravel that you like! Not only does the gravel keep the soil contained and add a bit of color, but it also helps when watering your plants!

I'd love to see what you create if you choose to take on this project! Connect with me on social media (links are on the right hand side!) and share your creations! 

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