Creating an indoor succulent is a breeze. Succulents are easy to care for. Plus, they make wonderful home accents. Fortunately, succulents do well when placed in the same container. The different shapes, sizes and colors of succulents add to their visual beauty. This is why creating an indoor succulent garden is one of the best ways to give your home or office the natural touch it needs.
Succulents come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Spikey, cascading, round, tall, short, green, purple, magenta, yellow. The possibilities are endless! It is up to you which succulents you want to choose for your succulent garden. However, you can always start your succulent garden using a succulent seed starter kit. Seed starter kits typically have everything you need to begin your succulent garden journey.
Succulents are easy to care for, but there is one thing that every succulent needs. The right container! The number one cause of succulents dying is due to overwatering. Succulents need pots with drainage holes or grow bags to not drown. Avoid putting your succulent garden in terrarium glass containers. They hold too much moisture and do not drain well. If you get a container that is much larger than your succulents, they focus more on root growth as opposed to growing larger.
Succulents need succulent specific soil to thrive. Succulent soil is more porous than regular potting soil. Succulents do not like wet roots. If you want to make it easy on yourself, a succulent seed starter kit will have the proper soil and the right container. If not, most plant and flower nurseries carry succulent soil. To enhance drainage, you can even add potting pebbles at the bottom of the container. Decorative potting pebbles on the surface of the soil enhance the beauty of your succulent garden.
Spacing your succulents properly is for visual interest and for succulent growth. Succulents can thrive when planted closely together in one container. Space them about a ½ inch apart from one another and from the edge of the container. The farther apart they are spaced, the more watering they will require. However, placed too closely together and they will not get the proper air flow needed to thrive.
Sunlight and air flow are key elements to keeping your succulents alive and well. Direct sunlight isn’t necessary but natural light streaming from outside is needed. To enhance airflow, an open window or even a ceiling fan will suffice.
Fortunately, when succulents are tightly grouped together they grow less. Some succulents may grow faster than others in your succulent garden. You can always trim and prune your succulents to prevent overgrowth.
Succulent gardens are a beautiful way to add an organic accent to your living space. They are fun and easy to create now that you know more about what they need to thrive. Whether starting from succulent seedlings or picking fully grown succulents to plant together, you will find succulent gardens are a fulfilling pastime anyone can enjoy!