Tired of ordinary pots? Do you want something more elegant to decorate your desk? Well, this idea may serve your needs!
Step 1: Tools & Supplies
- Mini wine glass
- Sea shells
- Potting soil
- Popsicle or stir stick
- Soft paintbrush (optional)
Step 2: Add Layers
You must have in mind that drainage is the key for succulents. The wine glass will not have any holes, so we have to add something else than soil on the bottom of it.
I chose gravel and sea shells. Because the sea shells are brighter than the soil, I decided to add some gray gravel on the base and put sea shells between the gravel and the soil, to add some contrast.
Place the nicest peaces of the shells around the sides of the glass, so that they'll be visible after you add the soil.
If the soil is dry, add some water drops and stir it in a mixing bowl. You don't want your soil to be either dry or muddy. Add the potting soil in the glass and leave a hole in the middle for the succulents' roots.
Step 3: Add Succulents
Carefully hold the three baby succulents together and gently join their roots. Use some soil to hold them together if they don't cooperate. :P
Put the succulents in the hole you left in the soil, add more soil around the plants and pack it gently.
NOTE: Make sure your plant is outside the glass (means that the soil is about at the rim of the glass) and your plant's leaves are not touching the soil.
Step 4: Take Care of These Babies!
Clean the leaves with a soft paintbrush, if they have any soil on or between them.
Put your glass pot in a sunny place and keep the soil moist, not wet. If you can't tell if the soil is moist or not, it's better to let the soil get a little dry between watering than to over-water.
Add some extra Love and they will be okay! :)
Happy spring 2017!
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Gardening Contest 2017