Have you added succulents to your home yet?! These are really beautiful and hardy plants, that are very easy to care for. Here, I will show you how to pot succulents in pretty teacups and teapots, without drainage holes.
In addition to this little succulent potting tutorial, I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers! We have decided to help bring you a fun summer outdoors-y blog hop, full of fun ideas for your home! Don’t forget to check them out at the end of this post! 🙂
Last week I created my DIY Rustic Potting Bench, and I used a pretty teapot with a succulent planted in it, to help decorate my bench.
It ended up being so cute, that I decided that I definitely need more succulents in my life… More succulents planted in teacups!
I headed down to the project pile in the basement, and pulled out some pretty teacups and accessories to go with my teapot…
If you don’t already have teacups and teapots to use, yard-sales and thrift-stores are the perfect place for you to pick some up!
My succulents came from one of our local area greenhouses/boutiques, The Glasshouse.
When potting plants, it is important to remember that a healthy potted plant needs drainage! Here are the materials and steps that I used.
- Potting Soil
- Tea Pot
- Add a layer of mulch to the bottom of your teacup.
Since mulch is a super absorbent material, it creates the perfect permeable drainage barrier. It will help to keep your plant roots from soaking in water, and it will also hold extra water that can later be absorbed by your plant, if it is feeling a little on the dry side.
- Add a little layer of potting soil on top of your mulch layer.
- Place your succulents into your teacups, and fill any remaining space with potting soil.
It really couldn’t be any easier, right?!
Since the weather is beautiful out right now, I stuck my potted succulents right in my front DIY Mulch Flower Bed, to give it some extra charm and fun character…
When the weather gets cold out again, I can easily pick up my pretty little teacups and move them into the house, so that my succulents can survive the winter.
Remember that most succulents enjoy partial to full sunlight, and do not like the temperature to get below sixty degrees Fahrenheit.
If you do end up using teacups or pots without drainage holes like I did, remember to go very light on the watering… As a good rule of thumb, I try not to add any more water to my plant than the depth of the layer of mulch at the bottom of my pot.
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