The amazing thing about succulents is that they are extremely low-maintenance. Unlike dogs, which require a lot of attention, demand frequent trips outside, and are constantly making messes – let alone the extra expenses that come along as they age – succulents are easy-breezy.
Furthermore, it’s amazing to when you step back and realize that there is a succulent that can grow just about anywhere. They can grow without soil, without space; the only thing that succulents need is a misting now and then, and sometimes they can survive for a while without that. That means whatever creative spot you can find can most likely grow a succulent. Here are some of the most unique planters for succulents that can spice up your plant mom lifestyle.
Driftwood centerpieces are great for the rustic aesthetic you’ve been fighting for but can’t quite get to yet. Rustic is hard to achieve, but just by drilling a few holes in a nice crusty piece of driftwood and planting a couple of succulents in that soon-to-be centerpiece, you’re a little closer. This idea is easy because driftwood is free, and if you have a drill, all you need are the succulents to get this party started.
Lightbulb planters are perfect for a light-filled apartment. Hung by the window, they can cast beautiful green shadows across the room. Don’t believe it? Try it yourself. Take old, burnt out lightbulbs and carefully remove the bottom. Pull out all of the circuitings and get ready to be amazed as your succulent thrives. The best part about these is that they are easily hung, and once you get a collection, you have a cool effect. Not only that, they only use materials that you’ll have anyway; burnt-out lightbulbs aren’t exactly in demand.
Plastic toy planters, for if you don’t know how you got all of these children’s toys and don’t know what to do with them. Just carve out part of the toy and open it up for a succulent to sit inside. Most of these toys have a hollow center, which makes them easy to open up. You can even paint these bad boys and have a cooler look for your planters. There is nothing quite like a row of gold-painted dinosaurs lined up on the windowsill with small succulents growing out of their backs, necks and heads. If you don’t have plastic children’s toys, they are easy enough to find almost anywhere.
Aquarium terrariums are great if you have just enough skill to keep a plant alive and not quite enough talent to keep a fish. If you recently have had a sad experience with a fish, make the pain go away by planting tons of little succulents in your recently vacated aquarium. Aquariums can hold plenty of succulents, and the former fish decorations can hold some as well, making an interesting mini garden in your living room. Just remember to give it a mist every once in a while, and you’ll have a beautiful terrarium that’s always changing and growing. Far more interesting than any fish.
Eggshell starters can start any plant, or they can house succulents for extended periods. The calcium in an eggshell is good for any plant. These are also free because you’re already buying the inside of the eggshell. You might as well use the whole egg. Eggshell starters are also fun because you can draw or paint on the eggs, or even dye them Easter colors, and then plant in them, and you have a creative plant themed centerpiece.
Clay potters are easy and fully customizable. Any clay works, and once it’s completely dry, you can plant any type of succulent inside. Some popular designs include animal-themed clay pots and patterned pots, but you can make whatever your heart desires. That’s the beauty of clay pots: you make them however you want.
Lily owns her home decor business. She designs her products herself and done it by hand. She also teaches classes about it, personally and virtually.