Succulents and cacti are some of my favourite things, there is just something very soothing about them. One of the things that make succulents the perfect house or office plant is that it needs little care, these desert plants love to be, deserted (see what i did there). When it comes to watering, these plants really don’t ask for much, just once every 2/3 weeks depending on the weather/climate. If you life in a warmer climate you water them once every two weeks, but during cold days they can stay a long time without any water.
I find that creating beautiful little succulent gardens is such a relaxing activity, and rewarding cause you are left with an amazing decoration for your house or office space. Did you know that studies have shown that being around plants boosts your productivity, concentration and memory retention? Let me show you how i make my little succulent gardens.
I always start by looking for a nice container i’d like to put my plants in.
If your container doesn’t have a hole for drainage then add pebbles or stones to the bottom so it can catch any excess water you might give your plants. Succulents really don’t like to sit in wet soil, cause this will greatly increase the risk of the plants catching disease. When you’re picking out your favourite succulents and/or cacti also make sure to pick up a cactus soil mix.
Before you start planting the plants in container decide how you want them positioned, do this by putting them in the soil and moving them around until your happy with the positioning. At this point it it time to get your hands dirty and construct your own mini garden Now when remove the pants from their original container make sure to loosen up the roots with your fingers, and don’t worry about hurting the plants, they are very forgiving. When you’ve loosened up the roots dig a hole and its time to plant your succulent.
Ok i don’t really know what i was thinking at this moment, but this is not how you pick up a spiky cactus! Learn from my mistakes and use tongs or a thick fabric that wont be penetrated by the needles.
When you’ve planted all of your plants you can finish it off by placing some rock on the soil. All thats left is to find a nice place to put your new mini succulent garden and feel relaxed every time you look at your own creation. Let me know if you are interested in other posts like this.