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Tips for How to Plant a Succulent

By: Chris Hammond for
Tips for How to Plant a Succulent
Tips for How to Plant a Succulent
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These Tips for How to Plant a Succulent are really great for anyone who is getting their first succulent. Succulents are great because they don't require much effort, but this guide will help you make sure you are taking the best care of your succulents! Plus, it is always nice to get some refreshers or pro tips when it comes to taking care of any plant, so these tips and tricks are sure to come in handy. This craft video shows you how easy it can be to make your potted succulents look super cute while you decorate your home with them! 

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGardening


Project TypeLearn a Technique

Materials List

  • Succulent
  • Mason jar
  • Washi tape or ribbon
  • Pebbles, gravel, sea glass, or something at the bottom of your jar for drainage
  • Soil.

    NOTE: Be sure to look specifically for succulent soil, or in some cases cactus or palm tree soil.

Tips for How to Plant a Succulent

How to Plant a Succulent Instructions

  1. Apply your ribbon or washi tape around the edge of your jar.

  2. Place your pebbles or drainage item in the bottom of your jar.

    Optional: you can save a couple of these pieces to add to the top of your plant for decoration. 

  3. Remove your succulent from the plastic container it is in and going over your bowl with soil in it break up that dried up soil that the succulent is in right now. 

  4. Place your succulent in your jar and see how much soil you are going to need. 

  5. Pick your succulent back up out of your jar and put some of your fresh soil underneath. Then, place your succulent back on top. 

  6. Using your fingers fill in the rest of the space and air pockets by smushing the soil into your jar. 

    Tip: try your best to avoid getting soil in his leaves. Also, try not to come up too much higher from where he was planted originally. 

  7. Place your pebbles or sea glass pieces at the top if you kept some pieces for more decoration. 

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I love succulents! This video gives such fabulous tips!

Adorable! I love succulents, and this is a great way to make my collection look a little more put-together


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