Succulents

Potted succulent plants are perfect decor for a porch, patio, deck, or windowsill due to their low maintenance, sun-loving nature. Here are some tips that will help you create a gorgeous succulent container garden.

FIVE STEPS TO CREATING A SUCCULENT BOWL

STEP ONE
Fill your plant container with potting mix. You can purchase a special mix make specifically for succulents or create your own mixture of potting soil and sand.

STEP TWO
Choose a focal point for your container – this is typically the most colorful and/or largest succulent of the group – and place it into the center of the bowl.

perfect planters for succulents

FUN FACT

You can use cuttings from your succulent to grow new plants. This is known as ‘propagation.’ To propagate your succulent, simply snip off a leaf, let it dry in the sun, toss it on top of some soil, and give it the occasional light watering. 

a mix of succulents with different textures and colors in container garden

STEP THREE
Using a mix of succulents, plant the rest of the bowl. Choose plants with different textures and colors for interest. Succulents are slow-growing, so you’ll want to plant them tightly to create a lush look.

STEP FOUR
Use the leftover potting mixture to fill in any gaps left between plants. Add a layer of top dressing, such as gravel or moss, over the exposed soil mix.

close up of green succulents in white planter
teal and red succulent

STEP FIVE 
Water your creation taking care to water the soil rather than the plants themselves. Succulents are capable of storing water and prefer not to sit in soggy soil, so be careful not to overwater.

COLORFUL SUCCULENTS

purple Perle von Nurnberg succulent
Perle von Nürnberg
purple beauty succulent
Purple Beauty
purple heart succulent
Purple Heart
santa rita prickly pear succulent
Santa Rita Prickly Pear
blue chalksticks succulent
Blue Chalksticks
blue glow succulent
Blue Glow
blue spruce succulent
Blue Spruce
red campfire plant succulent
Campfire Plant
desert cabbage succulent
Desert Cabbage
lipstick succulent
Lipstick
sticks on fire succulent
Sticks on Fire

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The best planters for succulent gardens

black triangular bowl planter on white background
Charlotte - Black
tall rectangle planter on white background
Tall Rectangle - Gloss Eggplant
blue round bowl planter with ridged lines on white background
Delano Round - Midnight
modern gray planter on white background
Origami - Ash