Succulent bowls are as individual as you are. No two bowls are ever the same. Succulents are surging in popularity, and it’s no wonder - they are virtually maintenance free, with very low-water needs and they look good all year round.
Succulents are diverse. Their shapes and textures range from rose-like to dainty beads, daisies and fluffy mounds and jellybean like. They also come in surprising shades of blue, teal, silver, chartreuse and burgundy.
Where to place them?
- Try one at home or at work - not only do they look good, but the presence of plants helps promote creativity, productivity and general wellbeing.
- On a sunny outdoor table setting they provide the answer for that ‘set and forget’ living arrangement.
- If you’re growing them indoors, make sure they are in a bright and well lit position. Succulents also hate sitting in a saucer of water, or having any moisture sitting around their roots. If you need to put something under their pot, put a layer of pebbles in the saucer too so that drainage holes are above the water line.
How much water?
The amount plants need varies on the time of year. Succulents can go virtually free of water if they are indoors over winter, but outside in the summer sun weekly watering will be needed. Adjust the amount you give between these two extremes to about once a fortnight on a table in a covered courtyard in autumn and spring.
How they style a room?
Choosing the container and selecting the mulch toppings will change the styling of each succulent bowl. Mix and match to get the look you’re after. Seashells and jellybean like succulents planted into a large shell will obviously ramp up a coast vibe, whereas red gravel mulch and a terracotta bowl will add to a Mexican or Santa Fe look.
By: Meredith Kirton