Would you like to create beautiful succulent arrangements succulents for your home? Although I love fresh cut flowers and would like to have them in my house every day, the maintenance and cost it takes outweigh my desire. However, I believe that spaces in the home where people frequently gather should have an inviting presence.
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The kitchen island is this place for my home. Create these beautiful succulent arrangements for your home in 15 minutes.
Fast and Easy Succulents for Your Home
The following are steps to create your easy succulent arrangement:
1. Find a Tray or Container and line with plastic trays or tin foil
Go to Cost Plus, Home Goods, TJ Max or Marshalls and find a tray or container you can visualize showcasing succulents. I had my island in mind, so I wanted a flat container that could sit in the center. I found this gorgeous copper tray at Home Goods.
Amazon has a similar one in that is inexpensive.
The container needs something that will catch water that spills into the bin. It doesn’t need to be fancy. Just make sure it is spaced to showcase your succulents the way you want them.
Fill the gaps with paper or plastic to hold the trays in place.
2. Create a Design and Insert Succulents
Since I was going for a flat look, I used succulents with four pockets like this so that I could lay the trays side-by-side with no gaps. I got these from Lowes because I wanted to save time. These cost about $3 for each four pod container.
I found these succulents on Amazon which are a pretty good deal too (get 2 orders to fill tray).
A less expensive option to the succulents above is to get an evergreen perennial tray of plants such as these Goldmoss Sedums. Aren’t they beautiful? These are from Lowes- I spent $30. And they came in a tray I could plop into the copper container.. score!
And as luck would have it, as of the beginning of July 2018, Lowes is offering a replacement guarantee for plants that do not survive for up to 1 year. Just keep your receipt! They said no questions asked, they will replace!
You can make a pattern or mix higher succulents in the center, outlined with shorter ones. I made mine a variety of flat succulents in no particular order, as my goal was to form a green background to showcase my orchids.
Fill exposed areas with green moss.
I mixed darker and lighter green moss to make the arrangement more interesting.
3. Add Flowers
Pick up a Cymbidium orchid branch or plant at the grocery store. Sometimes Costco has them with two stems for $18. I bought this one from Bristol Farms.
Pull the flowers off and insert each stem into a plastic floral water tube (this is an affiliate link, and I will get a small commission if you purchase).
Place them within the succulents and ta-da! An arrangement of beautiful and easy succulents for your home. The greens will last months if you care for them properly. The orchids will last a few weeks.
Alternatively, you can get artificial orchids and mix with real succulents (no one will know the difference unless they touch!).
Make sure to replace the water in the orchids’ floral tubes every two days to extend the life of the flowers. The succulents should be sprayed with a water bottle once a week. I use a small one as pictured below and go through about 1/2 the bottle each time I spray my arrangement.
I love that I can keep this arrangement indefinitely. If a succulent isn’t doing well, I put it outside to soak up the sun and fresh air until it comes back to life. The trays only take a minute to swap out. Sometimes I put orchids in, and sometimes the tray sits with just the greens. It’s beautiful either way. I love how it brings the outdoors in, along with some bright color into our gray and white kitchen.
Will you try an arrangement now that you know how simple it can be? Please share what you create! I would love to see if you were inspired to create beautiful succulent arrangements for your home! You may also like my post on a DIY Living Wall.
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