I have always had love of succulents more so than cactus I would have to say. The variety of foliage colours, textures and forms is mindboggling.
Here is a segment that I did for Blooming in Brisbane on creating your very own succulent bowl. Simple as.
Whether it is a gift or just for yourself, the combination options are limitless. Not only with your succulent plant selection but type of container, pebbles and decorations as well.
So have a bit of fun when planning your succulent creation.
Some of my favourite genus groups of succulents:
- Sedum species,
- Kalanchoe spp,
- Agave spp,
- Echeveria spp,
- Gasteria spp,
- Haworthia spp,
- Senecio spp.
I’m not kidding when I say that there are 1000’s of species of 100’s of genera of succulent type plants for you to drool over and try and decide which ones to grow.
Succulent purchasing and owning can easily become very addictive.
Who said succulents weren’t colourful. This Senecio spp is just a dream I reckon.
Echeveria spp. Just the most magical blue grey in colour
My succulent fish bowl terrarium when first planted up
And Succulent terrarium some many months later, coming along nicely
Succulent terrarium some many months later, coming along nicely
Don’t forget that the new hybrid aloes these days make great potted specimens as well.
Kalanchoe ‘Chocolate soldier’ is a great old-fashioned hardy succulent to grow. It has fabulous furry leaves.
Loving this bowl of Echeverias, Pachyverias and Sempervirens. You can always get that more instant effect by using more advanced plants in your creations.
Succulents are super easy to strike from cuttings. Just let them dry for a week or so before planting directly into the garden or container. Some will even propagate from just one leaflet.
Succulents can be grown in such a varied range of containers, here I have some growing in a small glass bubble which, can be easily hung up on a veranda or patio.