Before the frost came I went out to my parents garden and snatched a few of the tiny succulent plants. I wanted to create my own version of a succulent miniature garden! I’ve been seeing all kinds of über cute potted succulents on pinterest and was inspired to bring some into my own home.
Succulents look different than other plants, but what’s so different about them? Except for being cute of course. Cassidy Tuttle has a whole blog about these plants, and she explains well what Succulents are:
Succulents are a group of plants that store water in their leaves. The leaves tend to be thick and fleshy, but some genus and species have thicker leaves than others. Succulents tend to thrive in dry climates and don’t like a lot of humidity. As with any other plant, proper watering will ensure the best growth and flowering.
I don’t know what these are called, but they must be pretty hardy since they survive the Swedish winter without help!
I don’t know much about plants in general, so I just picked a few of these succulent heads and made them a tiny plantation in a sherry glass!
Isn’t is cute? I adore it, and feel very happy about this project.
There is a bit of soil in the middle of all the pebbles. I just stuck down the succulents, and hoped for the best. I was pretty sure they’d dry out and be dead within a week, but lucky me that wasn’t they case.
After a day the thin plant, that first was just kind of laying on the pebbles, rose and started to grow in place. The wonders of plants, right?
See the photo with my hand above for size. The plantation is about the size of my hand…
Further Greenery Inspiration
- Cassidy has a whole pinterst board on succulents (of course!) and my favorite is the super cute miniatyre terrarium style plantations!
- 5 Succulent Care Tips – for Happy, Healthy Succulents!
- My pintrest board about Greenery & plants – I tried to resist, but after making this miniature garden I had to have a greenery board too. I love my indoor plants so much!