Tips for Planting Succulents in Containers

Find out the best planting tips for succulent container gardens! You'll discover common mistakes to avoid when planting succulents in containers.

While planting succulents is pretty straightforward, there are a few things that will help ensure your succulents grow healthy. This post will point out a few tips that aren't very well known, but make a big difference. 

If your soil is below the rim of the pot, water can easily pool up. The leaves inside the pot will quickly rot from excess moisture. This will cause problems for the rest of the plant. 

Plant above the rim

When planting succulents close together they grow more slowly so they maintain the original design of the arrangement better. It can be trickier to water them when they are close together. 

Pack it tight… or not…

To make your arrangement a little more interesting, place some succulents so they hang over the edge of your pot. 

Let succulents hang over the edge of your pot

Another great way to make your arrangement interesting is to add a tall succulent or “thriller”. Add some shorter succulents around it, “filler”, and then the trailing succulents mentioned before, “spiller.” 

Add some height

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