I love indoor plants but sometimes I forget to water them and only notice when they start to look a bit brown and tired. Which is kind of weird because I really enjoy watering my vege garden. Go figure. So the other day at Bunnings I picked up some little succulents as they need almost no watering, the perfect indoor plant for me! Don’t you think they look sweet in these jars?
How to plant succulents
They are pretty hardy little plants so don’t need a lot of attention but here are a few things to keep in mind.
1) Place some pebbles or stones in the bottom of your jar for drainage.
2) Use a sandy potting mix. I live near the beach so our soil is really sandy. I combined regular potting mix with some of the soil from my garden. You could always just grab some sand from the beach and mix it through too.
3) Place the succulents in a sunny spot or they will become long and skinny.
4) Water very rarely as soggy soil will cause the roots to rot. Avoid watering in winter.
A little update (30 May 2013) – I have since discovered that I was totally under-watering my succulents. They went all skinny and wrinkled looking. I did some research and yip, I was under-watering. If this happens to you, just add a bit more water. If the soil top still looks dry you may have to add some more water a few times in that week just so the water defintiely gets to the roots. Don’t go mad though! It has fixed my problem right up.
Wouldn’t they make great gifts too? Just tie a bow around the jar and you have an instant house-warming or hostess gift.