How to Plant Guide, Part 1: Succulents May 30 2012, 9 Comments
To start out, we recommend getting everything together first. You'll need the planter you've chosen, some soil, a plant, water, and a pen or a pencil. For this tutorial, we're using a type of succulent called sedum that grows as a ground cover in many places. You should be able to find it at any nursery or home improvement center, but you can also find it growing in many places if you know what to look for.
Before you start, check your plant clipping for roots. Most succulents will begin growing roots a few days after they are cut. If they don't have roots, your plant will still grow them, and just plant enough of the stem below the top of the soil.
Step One: Insert plant clipping into the planter.
Step Two: Add soil. You'll only need a few pinches of soil, and make sure that the roots are fully covered.
Step Three: With your pen or pencil, gently compact the soil down to make sure it stays in place.
Step Four: Add a few drops of water to the planter.
And now you're done! Clean any excess soil and water from your planter, and it is ready wear. After a few days the roots will be more stable. Proper care is still needed to take care of your plant, and make sure it gets sunlight when not being worn. Of course you don't need to use these directions in just our planters. You can use these same steps for planting a succulent in a larger vessel, or even adding a little bit of charm to any other small object you can find.