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Succulent Arrangement in Bonsai Pot

Another weekend with dull weather – another succulent arrangement. This time I used a pretty bonsai pot at the local garden center. I chose succulents that go well with the color of the pot – concrete grey with touches of red.

Panda Plant (Kalanchoe Tomentosa)

Succulents need good drainage. That means letting water rinse quickly. Here’s how you keep them happy:

  1. Use a container with drainage whole. My container didn’t have holes so used a regular drill to make two – one on each side of the pot.
  2. Use succulent or cacti potting soil. It’s basically potting soil with sand and grit that allows quick drainage.
  3. Water moderately, especially during the winter months. Every 10-14 days is usually enough.
Echeveria pulidonis (Pulido’s Echeveria), Sedum ’Aurora Blue’, Silver Sparkle Pilea

Succulent Miniature Garden

Succulent Miniature Garden
Kalanchoe, Croton (Codiaeum variegatum ’Petra’), Cotyledon ‘Tomentosa’, Echeveria ’Pulidonis’, Haworthia Aristata ’Zebra’,  Eve’s Needle cactus, Panda Plant (Kalanchoe Tomentosa)

We’ve had another rainy day. The wet weather makes it difficult to be in the garden so I’ve kept busy inside. My indoor plants (finally) got some attention and I put together a miniature succulent garden.

Succulent Miniature Garden

I often use a small Kalanchoe in my arrangements. They bring a pop of colors that’s hard to get with succulents alone.

Succulent Miniature Garden
Kalanchoe, Echeveria ’Pulidonis’, Haworthia Aristata ’Zebra’, Eve’s Needle Cactus, Panda Plant (Kalanchoe Tomentosa)
Succulent Miniature Garden

The Kalanchoe is back-planted with a Croton, which isn’t a succulent. Since it’s an ordinary house plant it needs more water. To make sure it gets the right amount and at the same time keep the low water succulents happy, I planted it in a separate pot. Before watering, I pop the small pot up, water it separately and that put it back in place.

A tip for adding house plants into low water succulent arrangements is to plant them in a separate pot.

Succulent Arrangement

The garden center had a 50% off promotion on succulents. So there might be a few succulent arrangements coming up in the near future.

Here’s the first one out!

Echeveria ’Elegans’
Echeveria ’Black prince’
Echeveria ’black prince’, Cotyledon ’Tomentosa’ and Peperomia ’Picturesque’
My messy planting area