Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Succulant Summer!

Steps on making your modern succulent.....

1. Gather some of your favorite Succulent plants, some of our favorites include:

Echevaria Gibbiflora

Sedum Adolphi

Golden Sedum
Fire Sticks

Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora

2. Select a container, any one of these will work from restoration hardware:

3. Fill the container with cactus potting mix or a miracle grow mix. This soil is a special mix for growing cactus and succulent plants and has excellent drainage.
4. Place the prepared cuttings or plants in the cactus mix up to the first sets of leaves you have. Arrange the plants so that the tallest plants are toward the back and the shorter, trailing varieties are near the front of the container. Do not water for 10 days.
5. Place the Planter in a sunny location, and water when the top 2 inches of soil feel dry when you touch it.... but not before the 10 day mark.
Now you have a succulent summer recipe for a beautiful planter that is easy to make and will last all summer long will very little care time so that when on vacation and soaking up the sun, there wont be any hard feelings.... hope you enjoy!!