It’s a succulent pot in a pot! This trend has been popping up on instagram, and we’re totally on board. Learn how to create this simple DIY with Laura from Garden Answer, plus extra tips from Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans.
Extra Succulent Planter tips from Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans!
- Always use a high-quality potting mix. The best soil for succulents is porous and drains more quickly and easily than other types of potting mixes. We recommend Miracle Grow Cactus Mix, find it with Prairie Gardens soils.
- Succulents do not like to sit in moisture, so your larger pot should have a hole in the bottom for excess water to drain. If you have a pot that does not have a hole, add a couple inch layer of rock in the bottom, giving a place for excess water to go & water carefully.
- Succulents also like to dry out between watering. Use a finger test to know when to water: stick your finger about an inch into the soil, if at all moist…wait to water. If totally dry, it’s time to water.
- When planting, make sure to lightly loosen the roots of your plant, dig a hole, place plant in, and then lightly pat the soil around it to remove any air pockets.
- Succulents prefer full sun. Choose a location where your planter will receive at least 6 hours of sun daily.
- You can over-winter your succulent planter inside! Just make sure you place it in a sunny location and know you’ll be watering less indoors…about every 10 days or so.
- This type of planter looks best when viewed from above. We recommend placing it on a low table, like of coffee table, so it can show off it’s beauty.