For a long while, I had resisted the appeal of growing succulents ... until I saw the amazing amazing array of succulent pots that Joolz has at her place. Then I just had to grow a succulent pot of my own.
My first succulent pot.
My first succulent pot cost me next to nothing to get growing. My neighbour kindly gave me a few succulent leaves to propagate from one of her plants and I re-used a little blue glazed pot I already had. I simply filled it with a bit of potting mix, that I added just a bit of sand to, and then pushed the succulent leaves down into that mix. A bit of water and a sunny spot on the verandah and tiny "pups" grew. After the pups sprang up, I found some little rocks to fill in around them and added an old lizard ornament. That poor lizard is missing one leg but you'd never know now!
I 💚 my first succulent pot and am keen to grow a few more out on my verandah. It's quite the addictive thing! I'd like to find and reuse some unusual containers, maybe even an old teapot. Here are some ideas I've found:
(Scroll down past the succulent garden tutorial.)
Seeing as teapots are scarce around here (we are not tea drinkers) I think I will rummage around and find that old colander my son used to play with in his paddle pool. About time it was given new life as a succulent pot!
Do you grow succulents? What do you grow them in?
p.s. I think little succulent gardens would make lovely gifts too. 😊