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Succulents are revered for their simple, classic, and minimalistic beauty. They reside perfectly in small areas or as the center of attention in a large display. I have long loved the unique and interesting varieties offered. The options are simply endless and the plants need little care to thrive. This year, why not make wonderful potted arrangements for your outdoor entertaining spaces? With little effort, you can transform your tabletops with living displays of gorgeous foliage.
Find different and unique succulents to use and don’t be afraid. Personally, I love using a variety of succulents, including Peperomia, Firesticks, Happy Young Lady, and Pig’s Ear. Each plant has such unique flair and character!
In cooler climates, succulents need to be brought indoors for the winter. During winter, the plants will thrive indoors, happily adorning your home. This truly makes them a plant for every season!
When planted in the correct soil, the plants flourish and many times start smaller plants for you to transplant. Succulents like a soil that drains well, so it is best to use a potting soil that comes with Perlite. Or you can buy your own and mix it in.
To plant, remove the succulent from the container in which they were purchased. Lightly break up the root of the plant. The roots of plants become confined to the space they are given. To jump start the roots for growth in a new and larger area, it helps to break apart the currents roots.
If your containers (like mine) do not have water drainage holes, place several small rocks or broken flower pot fragments on the bottom. This will help keep water off the plants’ roots. Lightly place new soil around the plant and press into the pot.
Succulents do not like direct sunlight in the heat of the summer but do need bright indirect sunlight.
Pick pots that allow the attention to be drawn to the plants. Plain terra cottas and minimal colors will spotlight the intricate foliage and show off your amazing work.
For an outdoor table, group different varieties for a large impact. Or bring the pots indoors when you need a fresh centerpiece.
These living centerpieces will certainly be a fresh and welcome change for your tables and décor throughout the year. Get planting![hr]
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