Get Inspired to Create a Next Level Succulent Arrangement

Succulent arrangements are long lasting creations that can be enjoyed indoors or out. This DIY video from Garden Answer will show you just how easy it is to create your own succulent arrangement
Form Follows Function
Arranging succulents is all about texture, form and . Use contrasting forms to add interest. Think of the round foliage of a string of pearls plant in comparison to the rosettes of hen and chicks for example. The prickly form of the gold tooth aloe is entirely different than the glossy foliage of a Kalanchoe. Experiment with different textures and heights to create something entirely unique.
Color Palette
Color also plays an important part in the design. Many succulents have colorful foliage. Think of the nearly black Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’ or the orange hues of Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’. Even the container can reinforce the color palette. In this video, a variety of warm colors are used and are picked up the terra cotta accent of the pot.
Care Tips
Caring for a succulent couldn’t be easier. Their number one nemesis is too much . Pot them up with an organic, designed for succulents and cacti like Espoma’s Cactus Mix. This will ensure that the soil drains freely. Your succulents also need a special diet. Feed them with an organic liquid like Espoma’s Cactus! Succulents love sunshine and their colors will be most intense in bright light.
Meet the Stars of This Garden Answer Video
String of Pearls
This is a highly ornamental plant that can be grown both indoors or out. The “foliage” looks like a string of green pearls. They cascade beautifully over the edge of containers and hanging baskets. This is a show-stopper that will attract lots of attention.
Sempervivium ‘Aglo’
Sempervivum, are commonly known as “hen and chicks.” Each new rosettes form that are called the “chicks.” This cultivar is known for its terra cotta colored foliage. The color is best in bright sunlight.
pulvinata
Echeveria is also known as a Chenille Plant, ‘Ruby Blush’, ‘Ruby Slippers’, or ‘Red Velvet’ because it has a crimson color. The foliage has a velvety coating to protect it from the intense sun in its native habitat.
Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’
‘Zwartkopf’ is a striking succulent, with very dark , almost black foliage. The long bare stems are topped with a rosette of leaves and can bloom with clusters of yellow, star-shaped flowers.

Kalanchoe blossfeildiana
This versatile succulent is prized for its glossy foliage and brightly colored flowers that bloom for months. This is a stand out in a container and is extremely low-maintenance. They are available in a wide variety of colors.
Gold Tooth Aloe
These golden spines may look mean, but they are actually soft and won’t harm you. In full sun the foliage will be tinged with orange. Watch for the red blooms in summer.
Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’
Durable, grayish new leaves of this succulent will become tinged with pink in full sun. Happy plants will produce white flowers in spring. The “sunset” coloration is truly striking. Easy to grow and very low maintenance.

Jade
Crassula, commonly known as the jade plant, are carefree and easy to grow. This beautiful house plant can also be grown in the summertime. Jade plants are considered to be symbols of good luck, prosperity and friendship.
Check out these blogs to learn more about growing succulents.
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How to Care For Succulents and Cacti in Winter
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