Create your own succulent wreaths for unique wall or table decor.
All it takes are a few easy-to-find items and you'll enjoy living, growing succulent wreaths for your home that are sure to get attention -- and plenty of compliments, too.
Beautiful, unusual succulent plants are somehow even more eye-catching when displayed together.
Your living succulent wreath can be anything you want it to be.
Want some creative inspiration? The finished wreaths shown here include a wide variety of succulents with unique textures, shapes and colors.
Oh, and you'll love this...once your wreath is "planted" its care is super-easy. Just give it some sunlight and water once in a while. (You'll find care tips below.)
You'll need a Wire Wreath Frame to hold the sphagnum moss. You can buy one already put together if you want to skip this step. The wire forms vary in size from about 9-16 inches in diameter. Most are round -- some are square or heart-shaped.
Long-fiber sphagnum moss to fill the form.
Scissors or pruners for cutting succulent stems and for making holes in the moss for planting.
U-shaped craft pins for holding the plants in place. Bent florist's wire works, too.
Wreath Hanging Tip: If you plan to hang your succulent wreath on the wall or a door, it's a good idea to place a clear plastic sheet behind it. The sphagnum moss will often be wet, and you don't want to damage your home with water and possibly mold.
Cut the plastic to the size of the wreath so that it doesn't show.
Give your wreath plenty of light. Most succulents need at least 6 hours of indirect sunlight every day. Put your wreath near a sunny window or in a sunroom. Want to move it outdoors? Keep it sheltered from hot, direct sun and bring it back in if the temperature drops to 55°F/13°C at night. These desert-dwellers don't like the cold.
Water carefully. To water your wreath, dip it in room-temperature water for a few minutes to allow the sphagnum moss to soak it up. Then, let it dry a bit before watering again. Never allow water to settle in the rosettes of succulents because they will easily rot. Watch plants closely. If succulent leaves are shriveled, they need more water.
Overwatering kills more cactus and other succulents than anything else. Succulents efficiently store water so they need watering less often than most people believe.
Remember to always use room-temperature water when watering your plants.
Want more ways to display succulents? Make a cactus dish garden.
Also check out indoor rock gardens for more ideas and tips.