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Tabletop Succulent Garden Tutorial

Tabletop Succulents: A fun and Easy DIY project

Unleash your creativity and green thumb with this easy DIY garden tutorial. Succulent planters are an ideal choice for beginner gardeners due to their inherent resilience and low-maintenance nature. They bring a modern touch to any outdoor living space while requiring minimal watering and care. The best part? Succulents come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. They can be easily personalized and even make great gifts. Follow these simple instructions to create an eye-catching tabletop succulent garden.

succulent garden supplies

Gather Your Supplies

The supplies for your planter should be available at your local garden store. To make your succulent garden, you will need:

  • A shallow pot. You can choose the size and style of your planter, just make sure there is a sufficient drainage hole.
  • Potting soil. Any potting soil will do the trick. Bonus points if you can find succulent-specific soil or a cactus mix.
  • Succulents. Select succulents of various shapes and textures.
  • Gardening Shovel (Optional)
  • Gardening Gloves (Optional)


  1. Begin by adding a thin layer of potting soil to the bottom of your planter.
  2. Decide in advance where each succulent will be placed. It's easiest to do this while they are still in their plastic container!
  3. Remove each succulent from their container and place them in the pot. Succulent roots can be very fragile, so be gentle when handling them.
  4. Once your succulents are arranged to your satisfaction, carefully fill the remaining gaps with soil. Make sure not to leave any air gaps within the soil.
  5. Lightly water, and enjoy!

Maintaining your Succulent Garden

Succulent gardens are considered low maintenance. However, they do require a few steps to ensure their health and longevity. Here are a few pointers to help your garden thrive.

  • Place your succulent garden in a location that receives bright but indirect sunlight.
  • Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings, as over-watering can damage the roots. Watering about once a week will do the trick.
  • Remove any dead or decaying leaves or stems from your succulent pot to maintain its appearance and prevent the spread of disease.
tabletop succulent garden in a ceramic pot

By following these maintenance guidelines, you can ensure the well-being of your succulent pot, promote healthy growth and enjoy the beauty of these resilient plants for years to come.

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