Shuffle Your Succulent Arrangements And Be Creative In Many Ways

Succulent Arrangements

The journey to succulent gardening will typically begin with one succulent. Before long, one experiences a little itch and gets another succulent. Soon, you want various succulents to create rockeries, succulent gardens, or perfect home displays. The art of mixing up succulents to create beautiful arrangements is amazing. And the creativity is already within you.

The definition of a succulent arrangement is very simple. When you pot more than 1 succulent together, it creates a unique display and we call that a succulent arrangement.

Look how simple this arrangement is by u/tokkioka

The complexity and positioning of the combination decide how the arrangement looks and express what is on your mind. There is no blueprint or formula to create the best succulent arrangement. I personally don’t think there is one that exists. It’s creativity that matters. Like any other creative activity, you have the freedom to create whatever you want. Everything starts with an idea in your mind. However, looking at various succulent arrangements makes us realize there are similar patterns where people have the same mindset (some people love colorful arrangements, some like a focal point with a special-looking succulent, …). Maybe, this collection will give you more ideas and inspirations for the next succulent arrangements.

#1. The Colorful Succulent Arrangements

Succulents have leaves in a wide range of colors. On SucculentCity, we made lists of succulents with various colors like red, blue, purple, white, pink or yellow. Follow the link to see the list you want. Seeking out colorful succulents with beautiful leaves can help with a great arrangement. The first step is to decide on a color you want to focus on for the arrangement, for example, pink or blue. Then, consider the filler plants to include in various shades of green. The range of plants to choose from thus becomes less overwhelming.

A popular starting point is to create a pink arrangement. You can start with some Graptopetalum Paraguayense, also known as Ghost Plant. This hardy succulent has leaves with a light pink or purple tint. To bring this color out, it is best to plant this succulent where it will get plenty of direct sunlight.

You will need filler plants that grow low to the soil around the main big plants. Sempervivum is a good option, as they have excellent symmetry and tightly packed rosettes. Colorful varieties include Strawberry Fields, Rose Queen, and Blood Tip. These are mainly green with hints of pinkish-red shades.

Pink shades can also be introduced with the Sedum pachyphyllum or the Jellybean Succulent. This plant features small thick leaves and grows vertically on a stem. In addition to color, it also adds some height.

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The Trailing Style

A hanging basket can be transformed in moments with a trailing succulent arrangement. For the best results, these baskets need to be layered. Layering requires getting plants of multiple heights to give the viewer something new to experience each time they look at the arrangement. The trailing succulents need to be grown close to the edge of the planting container to enable them to hang over the edge. The String of Pearls is a great succulent to start with. Another unique succulent you can add is the String of Hearts, also known as Ceropegia woodii Variegata. It adds a pop of color with leaves that are green, white, and pink. 

Next, add some Echeveria plants, and there is a large variety. An ideal way to pick them is to select around four different types with different sizes. You can have a total of 8 plants. Arrange the smaller ones close to the trailing succulents with the larger ones at the back. Some varieties you can choose from include Echeveria Violet Queen, Echeveria Agavoides Lipstick, and Echeveria Golden Glow.

Another feature succulent that makes for a stunning arrangement would include Crassula Muscosa, also known as Watch Chain. It has small and tightly compact leaves, making it a small bush.

Look at Crassula Perforata – the ‘string of buttons’ succulent for another great addition to your trailing succulent arrangement.

The Multi-Textured Succulent Arrangement

Putting together different textures can create a unique and stunning succulent arrangement. Within this type of arrangement, here are some of the succulents you can include:

  • The Little Zebra Plant: In addition to the intricate pattern on these plants, they also have a touch of character with their outward slightly curling spines. The little Zebra Plant is perfect for putting in the center of an arrangement due to its height. It does not grow very tall but will generally be too tall to put at the sides or front of the arrangement. The darker green shade also offers an exciting contrast to the arrangements.
  • Crinkle-Leaf Plant: Also known as the Adromischus Cristatus, this plant features unique leaves that crinkle up at the edges. It is best grown towards the back of the arrangement as, over time, its leaves may elongate.
  • Jade Plant: The Crassula Ovata is a smooth plant, adding a distinction to the other textures within this arrangement. The leaves also have a glossy look to them.
  • Tigers Jaw: This would be an excellent alternative to an Echeveria, though it must be noted that it can grow quite large. It stays low to the ground and has leaves that have edges to them. These edges resemble teeth shapes. They grow in a rosette shape.

While we are on the topic, did you know succulent arrangements have become famous for weddings? If you are curious, read our article about wedding arrangements.

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The High-impact Arrangement With A Focal Point

Create a succulent arrangement that is a showstopper by having a focused point when creating your arrangement. It could be a large/ unique-looking succulent at the middle and build the arrangement around this point. I would suggest an Agave plant to place at the center. These plants are excellent as they are vertical growing, adding an element of height to the arrangement. Try Agave ovatifolia for a centerpiece to your garden or arrangement that’ll turn heads.

Next, grow other succulents around the focal point. Echeveria ‘Black Prince’ is an excellent medium-sized succulent that can form the first border around the focal point. Additional Echeveria can then be grown around in rows.

Around the borders, you can plant different types of Lithops (Living Stones). These little succulents are available in numerous colors and resemble small stones. They burst into life when flowering, with flowers that resemble daisies.

The Arrangements to Withstand The Outdoor Environment

The best succulent outdoor arrangements feature various plants, especially those that occupy considerable space. The Aichryson Laxum is excellent for an outdoor arrangement and grows into a small tree. Under the tree, succulents that grow close to the ground and need minimal sunlight can be grown.

Another succulent that would be great for this arrangement is Euphorbia tirucalli, also known as the Pencil cactus plant. It can grow quite tall, and the bright red tips of its stems add visual appeal. Other succulents that can be added include Aloe Vera, Panda Plant (Kalanchoe Tomentosa), and even the Ladyfinger Cactus. The perfect outdoor arrangements can be focused on plants with height.

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Bridal Arrangements To Suit Your Most Significant Day

The popularity of succulents has expanded beyond the boundaries of decorations for the house, and these resilient plants have found a special place in occasions such as bridal showers.

By incorporating succulents into the themes of the wedding shower, a sense of natural elegance and timeless beauty will be incorporated into the preparations for the celebration.

A sophisticated invitation template that features designs that incorporate succulents serves to set the tone for the party and gives visitors a lovely gift to take home with them.

If you need bridal shower invitation templates, visit VistaCreate and explore how succulent-themed invitations seamlessly complement the chic decor trend and create a cohesive and visually appealing atmosphere for the bridal shower.

Final Words

Succulent arrangements are incredibly personal, and that is what makes them so unique. It all comes down to the preferences of the gardener. With the examples in this article, you can create your arrangements with succulents that you love.

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Happy planting!

Succulent City chief editor


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Hey everyone! Welcome to Succulent City! We are all about succulents, cacti, and a bit about air plants. Ten years back, in 2013, we began the journey with succulents. It started as a simple hobby, crafting and selling charming succulent-themed pins and decorations. But as time passed, our fascination with these remarkable plants grew, and we gained extensive knowledge about them. Therefore, Succulent City is the blog as you see it is now. Enjoy your visit and happly planting!

2 thoughts on “Shuffle Your Succulent Arrangements And Be Creative In Many Ways

    1. Hi, it’s better to choose the succulent with the color you want. Changing its color can be a long process with many details. You shouldn’t paint the plant. That’s my advice 🙂

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