Succulent Gardens are becoming more popular every day and for good reason! They are some of the easiest plants you can grow, indoors or out. Succulents come in more than 20,000 varieties, such as cacti, agave and aloe to name a few. They are also very easy to care for, requiring little water and almost no maintenance. Let me show you how to build and plant a succulent garden.
A succulent is defined as any plant that stores water in it’s leaves, stems or roots to survive dry spells. They are super easy to take care of since they require very little water. You can actually over water them easier than under water.
Let’s chat about how we created this cool Succulent Garden…
Succulent Garden Supply List
- Succulent Plants
- 4 inch PVC Pipe
- Spray Paint – Rust-Oleum American Accents Stone Textured Finish
- Primer – spray paint
- Sand Paper
- Miracle-Gro Cactus, Palm and Citrus Soil
- Pea Gravel or stones to cover the soil
- Hacksaw for cutting the pipe
Here are some more detailed instructions…
First you will need to cut the PVC Pipe into varying lengths using a hacksaw, I cut 1 – 14″, 2 – 12″ and 2 – 10″ in length. Cut the top edge at an angle for more visual interest.
Then sand the cut edges with sand paper, and give them a good coat of Primer. After the primer is dry, then apply the Rust-Oleum American Accents Stone Textured Finish. After the pipes have dried 24 hours apply a clear matte top coat to protest the finish from moisture.
Now it’s time to prepare the area you are going to plant them. Loosen the soil and remove the soil from an area large enough to accommodate the pipes to a depth of 4 inches.
Next lay some pea gravel in the hole about 2 inches thick.
After the pipes have completely dried, set them into the pea gravel about 1 inch deep.
And then cover the pea gravel with soil.
Add some pea gravel to each pipe for drainage. Put enough in each pipe to come to about 6 inches from the top.
Then fill with Miracle-Gro Cactus, Palm and Citrus Soil. This soil has spagnum moss and vermiculite for exceptional drainage.
Then it’s time to plant the Succulents. You can see exactly how I planted them on the video, just be sure to water them in well to get the soil to settle in around the roots. And then finish by dressing the top of the soil with a layer of pea gravel.
Succulent plants come in a wide range of colors and textures. We found all of these at The Home Depot.
We created this Indoor Succulent Garden for The Apron Blog. I love using unusual containers and Succulents are perfect plants to use because they don’t require a lot of soil.