May 1st, 2017 at 11:00 am


Do you avoid bringing plants into your home because you lack a green thumb?

Then succulents might be the plants you’ve been searching for. They’re a great way to incorporate nature into your home, and are so easy to take care of.

Before you buy any succulents, review these care tips:

1. Don’t overwater

Succulents like it dry, so Southern California is the perfect climate for them to thrive in. If you live in a coastal region and experience a wetter climate, make sure they dry out between waterings.

2. Strategically place them in sunny areas

Succulents love the sun, so if they don’t get sunlight regularly in your home, move them into direct sunlight once a week for a few hours.

3. Know your surroundings

If your succulents are planted outside, they don’t mind being crowded together. Indoors, however, they like a little room to breathe.

Now that you know how to care for them, here are five areas in your home where you should be displaying them:

The kitchen

This DIY project uses Mason jars to create a miniature garden. You can paint the jar any color to match your kitchen, and all you need is paint, moisture-control potting mix, and the succulents of your choice!

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Instead of Mason jars, this DIY project uses containers that can be found in any kitchen to hold her succulents. You can use a miniature skillet, tea tins, a teacup, or even a pumpkin-pie filling can. This might be a great opportunity to upcycle some of your old china that would otherwise be collecting dust.

The bedroom

These homemade book planters will add instant charm to any book lover’s bedroom. Visit Goodwill to find an old copy of one of your favorite books, then get to work!

If you lack table space in your room, hang your succulents on the wall instead. Instead of framing art, you can frame nature!

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The table

Every table needs a good centerpiece, so why not make it a living centerpiece? This tutorial video will show you step by step how to make a planter box perfect for your dining table. Make more than one and you’ll have the perfect last-minute housewarming or birthday gift.

The front door

Welcome your guests with a beautiful green wreath of succulents. Think of it as a sneak peek at what’s inside. Follow this video and it will show you everything you need to know.

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The backyard

Bring life to your patio or backyard by hanging vertical succulent planters. This inexpensive and easy-to-follow DIY project has only seven steps and anyone can do it!

If you have an outdoor table, this driftwood planter will add rustic elegance.

Which project are you going to do first?

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