With time, even the best succulent container gardens start to look overgrown and bedraggled. Taking a few minutes to spruce up the plants can get your container looking fresh and new again. You'll want to start by removing all of the old growth from the pot. Save anything that you want to re-use. Cut the tips off succulents that grow on long, thick stems like tender sedum and graptosedum. Strip off the bottom leaves, leaving a few inches of bare stem. Echeveria, sempervivum and otherread more
Moss planters by SuperMoss make great centerpieces and gifts. They are perfect for filling with succulents like sempervivum.Each form is covered with green moss and lined with plastic so they can be used indoors. The plastic can be removed for use outside. They are easy to plant and easier to care for than wreaths and other hanging planters.
We were recently asked a series of questions by a customer about growing Echeveria indoors during the winter. So, we thought we’d post the information shared to hopefully help others. We were specifically discussing Echeveria, but it applies to all tender succulents. Climate Echeveria and other non-hardy succulents look amazing in patio planters. Echeveria are originally from Mexico and Central America. They aren’t used to the cold and will die in freezing temperatures. Just because yoread more
Aptenia 'Variegata' is a great trailing succulent plant. There aren't a ton of succulents that make great trailing plants, but this is one of them. It is perfect to use in containers and hanging baskets. It also grows very quickly.We planted a large glazed pot with succulents on July 6th. A small Aptenia plant stuck down the side of the planter. By July 31st the same plant covered the side of the planter.Aptenia, often called Heartleaf Ice Plant, is also beautiful when planted in rock gardens, aread more
Mass plantings of succulents are impressive. Like when you take 100s of sempervivum and plant a sea that rolls through your landscaping, swallowing plant beds in waves of red and green. However, succulents are also impressive for their stunning look when you only use a few plants.In containers with only a few succulents, companion plants (non-succulent plants that work well with succulents) are ideal for highlighting the unique forms and colors of the succulents. The varieties of companion plantread more