Succulents are all the rage right now. Have you seen them on Pinterest? Etsy? in Magazines? Well, they are also fabulous plants for kids. They don't require much water, they grow slowly and are very resilient. We decided to set up our own little succulent garden.
We opted for a shallow clay pot base since terrariums often create too much humidity for the plants. They like to be in the open air and do not do well with too much water. Our solution was shallow and with a nice layer of gravel to keep the roots watered but the plants dry.
DIY Succulent Garden
You Will Need:
- 1 large, shallow pot.
- assorted small succulents
- good potting soil (ours contained a large amount of vermiculite for good drainage)
- figurines *optional
Fill the dish just below the rim with potting soil.
Arrange the plants, dig small holes and fill in around the plants with more potting soil
Cover the dirt with a layer of gravel. Water the plants well to allow the dirt and gravel to shift and settle.
Then decorate with figurines or small toys. My daughter helped decorate the garden and insisted that her bunnies nibble on the succulents. Now my kids can water their plants weekly and re-arrange their bunnies as often as they want.
Simple and fun. Now my kids have their own succulent garden and it cost a fraction of the pre-made succulent planters in stores.