Succulents: Popular Trends on Instagram@ #succiepotinapot

Succulent Trends on Instagram

The succulent community on Instagram is known for creating fun challenges for all of us succulent lovers to join in on. Recently, the #succiepotinapot challenge has become very popular and continues to bring out the creativity in many succulents enthusiasts on Instagram.

As soon as the hashtag was created, there has been a plethora of designs that include a small pot within a larger pot which gives the illusion that the pot is actually standing upright when it really is not. From intricate designs to teeny tiny pots, it is easy to see how much the succulent community has enjoyed this challenge.

If you are someone who likes creating succulent arrangements then this challenge is perfect for you! As a participant of the #succiepotinapot challenge, Succulent City asked us to share our step by step process we used to create our design.

If you are familiar with our work on Instagram, then you may just recognize this design as well! In this article, we are to explain what you will need to create your very own #succiepotinapot that you won’t be able to resist showing off!

Check out our video on instagram before you get started. See what it looks like and get a taste of what’s to come!

Succulent pot trend

Supplies Needed

Choose your Style of Succulents Planters

To start, you will want to find two pots. One of the pots should be relatively smaller than the other to give the illusion of a pot within a pot. In this design, we used two different sized terra-cotta pots that already have a drainage hole on the bottom: the large size is 10 inches across and 6 inches deep and the small size is 4 inches across and 4 inches deep.

You may choose to use a different styled pot depending on your design aesthetic, but make sure the pots have a drainage hole on the bottom. Take a look at these minimal planters if you’re having trouble finding a planter for this project.

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Step 1

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First, fill the large pot with your choice of succulents plants and cacti plants soil mix. Then with the small pot on its side add the soil into the larger pot. Half of the small pot should be showing, and add extra soil to set it in place.

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Not sure what is the best soil to use when planting succulents plants, don’t worry, we’ve written about the best soil for succulents that has gained quite the interest.

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Step 2

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We start by adding the Senecio rowleyanus, also known as String of Pearls, which gives the illusion that the plant is hanging from a pot as if it was upright. When planting the String of Pearls, make sure to tuck the roots into the smaller pot to make it look like the plant is hanging over the small pot.

Step 3

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After you have your String of Pearls in place, it is time to add succulents plants that make it look like an upright arrangement. For this design, we used three colorful succulents plants that work well with the aesthetic of this design. Check out 16 other types of succulents that work perfectly for this project!

First, we place a stunning Echeveria subsessilis towards the corner of the pot, making sure to keep the plant tucked in closely to the already planted String of Pearls. To plant the Echeveria, make sure to massage the roots if they are root bound and create a small-sized hole in the soil. Add the roots of the Echeveria into the hole and surround the succulent with extra soil.

Step 4

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Next, we added the Fenestraria aurantiaca, or Baby Toes. Again, make sure to massage the roots if the succulent is root-bound and nestle the plant close to the already planted succulents plants. Using planting tools or even gardening tweezers will help spread the roots easily.

Step 5

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Lastly, we added an Echeveria ‘Ramillette’ to tie the design together. This one is placed on the other side, rounding out the look of the small succulent pot. Here is where you can really start to see the illusion come to life.

Add your Top Dressing

The last step of the design process is to add a top dressing of your choice. This is the most important part of the design because it defines the smaller pot and creates the desired effect. In this design, we used a sandy color stone that works well with the colors of the succulents plants and terra-cotta pots.

Step 6

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Place the top dressing around the edges to really highlight the smaller pot.

Time to Post

Once you are satisfied with your design, take a photo, and show off your creation by posting it onto your Instagram with the #succiepotinapot to join in on this exciting challenge!

Check out the Instagram video for reference if you haven’t already!


That’s it! The #succiepotinapot project is complete. Be sure to tag us @succulentcity so we can see what you’ve come up with. Who knows, maybe we’ll feature yours too!

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Want to continue enhancing your succulent knowledge? We have some additional articles that we think you may enjoy! Check out Top 5 Hanging Succulent Planters Worth Having, Are Succulents Poisonous, or Best Grow Lights Reviewed by Succulent Lovers.

If you’d like this read you’re going to love our full in-depth ebooks! With so many of our succulent lovers asking for more, we listened and can’t wait to share it with you here! With our very detailed ebooks, you’ll get more information than these short articles, some ebooks are 30+ pages, perfect for a weekend read.

Thanks for reading, hoped this inspired you! Happy planting!?

Household Items You Can Use as Succulent Planters

Household Items You Can Use as Succulent Planters

If you’re anything like us, you come home with some new succulents every few weeks and wonder, where in the world am I going to put them? It can be hard to find space for your ever-growing succulent collection or keep enough pots on hand to house them all.

Today, we’re going to teach you how to make planters out of things you already have around the house. If you know how to make pots out of everyday items, you’ll never run out!

We’re also going to give you lots of DIY hanging planter ideas so that you can save space and fit as many succulents as you want in your home. Which, if you’re as addicted to succulents as we are, is dozens and dozens!

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Metal Colanders

We think that metal colanders are the perfect up-cycled planters for succulents! Colanders already have a ton of drainage holes that will keep your plants from getting waterlogged, so you won’t need any special tools to turn them into suitable planters. Plus, they’re super cute, great for outdoor use, and country chic!

All you’ll need to make this DIY planter is a metal colander, spray paint, some coffee filters, succulent soil, and succulents. If you want to turn your colander into a hanging planter, you’ll also need a flower pot hanging kit.

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The first thing you should do is spray paint your colander and let it dry completely. Once it’s nice and dry, layer some coffee filters in the bottom so that they cover most of the holes. This will prevent soil from spilling out of the colander while still allowing water to drain.

Next, fill your colander almost to the top with soil. Arrange your succulents in the colander just the way you want them, and top it up with more soil until it’s completely full.

If you don’t want to hang your planter, you’re all done! Put your finished planter on your patio, sit back, and admire your handiwork.

If you’d like to hang it up, grab your flower pot hanging kit and follow the instructions on the package to attach the hooks and chain. Don’t worry, it’s not hard—you’ll be done in no time!

Coffee Cans

Almost everybody has empty coffee or tea cans lying around the house. Turning them into succulent planters is a snap, especially if they already have designs on the outside. We like to use tea cans in particular because they almost always have pretty logos on them like these tea cans!

If you’re using a plain tin can that doesn’t have any kind of design, though, you can decorate the outside to give it a more polished look. You can paint it a fun, bright color, or use Mod Podge to attach patterned scrapbook paper to it. The possibilities are pretty much endless, so decorate your can however you want!

Before you plant your succulents in your finished can, make sure you drill a drainage hole or two at the bottom. Pots without good drainage can cause your succulents to rot.

If you want to hang your finished coffee cans, you can use a long piece of twine to tie them together. Line up your cans right next to each other and wrap the twine around them one at a time, tying a knot to secure each one as you go. Once they’re all connected, you can hang them up on your wall using a nail or a Command hook.

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When you plant your succulents, make sure to pack the soil in nice and tight—the cans will hang on their sides, so the soil could spill out if you don’t pack it in well enough.

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Mugs

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Staying with the coffee theme, you can turn coffee mugs into planters for succulents. They look adorable on kitchen counters and windowsills. Any kind of coffee mug will do, but we like to use these cactus mugs because they’re super adorable!

Before you plant succulents in your mug, you’ll need to drill a drainage hole in the bottom. Drilling holes in ceramic is kind of tricky, so check out this video if you need some help!

If you want to save some space, you can hang these mug planters up. You can hammer some nails into your wall and hang the mugs on them by their handles. Lightweight coffee mugs like ones made out of aluminum can even be strung together using twine and hung from a Command hook.

Ladles

The weather’s turning warm, so you’re probably not using your soup spoons much… why not repurpose one of them into a beautiful succulent planter?

If you’ve never heard of this DIY project before, it might sound a little weird! But a popular trend right now is to use soup spoons or ladles as hanging planters for succulents. You would think that a ladle would be too small to house a plant, but small succulents seem to grow in them just fine. We’ve even seen people load up their spoons with several succulents to create lush arrangements.

If you have ladles with curved handles, you can put up a clothesline in your home or garden and hang them from there. If your ladle has a hole in the handle, it can be hung on a nail.

Rain Boots

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Can you tell that we love rustic, country chic planters? Rainboot planters will add tons of Southern charm to your front porch no matter where you live.

Grab an old pair of polka-dotted rain boots, a pocket knife, succulent soil, and some succulents, and get ready to DIY!

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The first thing that you need to do is poke some holes in your rubber rain boots. You should poke several holes in the soles and a few near the top of the boots.

Next, fill the boots almost all the way to the top with soil. Place your succulents in there, and once you have them the way you want them, fill up the boot with some more soil until it reaches the top.

You’re all done! See, wasn’t that easy? You’ll turn all of your old boots into adorable succulent planters in no time!


We hope that this post has inspired you to roll up your sleeves and create some awesome succulent planters from scratch. We can’t wait to put our succulents in that cute cactus mug and our old rain boots!

Want a full in-depth guide for planting your succulents and cacti? Check it out here.

Enjoyed learning about Household Items You Can Use as Succulent Planters? If so, you’ll really enjoy the ebook about Replanting Practices to Keep Your Succulents Safe. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents.

Which DIY are you most excited to make? Let us know in the comments below. Happy planting!

How to Make Succulent Soil at Home

How to Make Your Own Succulent Soil

Succulents are pretty and vibrant, but they can be quite picky at times. Unlike your average indoor plant, succulents are somewhat choosy with their soil and that’s probably what makes them so special.

Whether you’re an old pro to succulents or the new kid on the succulent- block, getting the preliminaries right the first time will go a long way in your succulent adventures. And nothing has more impact on growing succulents than the type of soil used.

Succulents, these cute, green, little aliens, don’t get along too well with the mundane, conventional gardening soil. They think it’s overrated and a bit boring. At least in its pure form.

Though succulents thrive with neglect why do they demand a more thought-out type of soil you ask? Let’s find out!

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What Type of Soil Do Succulents Need?

The word succulent means a plant possessing thick, fleshy stems and leaves primarily as an adaptation to store water. In other words, succulents are desert- denizens that have recently been tamed to spice up the living room décor, by using minimalistic planters, by their unique but beautiful looks.

These plants are native to the desert regions of Africa, Central America, Mexico and some parts of Europe. They have lived in the hot and dry desert all their lives and hence have a few survival hacks to combat life in the desert. One of these coveted adaptations is their ability to store water.

You see, it barely rains in the desert. And when it does, it pours— quite literally. Succulents store this water in their leaves and stems for use in the subsequent weeks before it rains again. So for succulents, their roots don’t take up water all the time as they already have enough tucked away in their leaves. This is clearly backed up by the type of soil found in the desert. It is sandy and the hot weather helps the water to drain quickly therefore succulents don’t sit on soil with needless water.

Damp soil for succulents is not only unnecessary, but it’s also dangerous as it may lead to root rot and a host of pests not to mention the fungal diseases that accompany wet soil.

So what kind of soil is cool for succulents?

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Succulent Potting Mix Checklist

The biggest threat to succulent survival is root rot. It attacks the main channel for water and nutrient uptake of the plant leading to a weak, shriveled plant. Such a plant’s fate is almost sealed –death is inevitable.

Planting your succulents in the right soil can’t be stressed enough. A good succulent potting mix should have the following components:

1. Succulent Soil Should be Well-Draining

It definitely had to be top of the list. (If you’ve been reading our recent articles, we mention this a lot because of how important it is). Succulents and damp soil is just a disastrous combination.

When making your own succulent potting mix, you want to end up with soil that will drain well and quickly. Loose and grainy soil is the perfect substrate for growing succulents.

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2. Your Succulent Soil Needs to Have Good Aeration

It’s important for the roots to have some space to breathe. This will not only make it easier for soil and nutrients absorption, but it will also create a sustainable environment for beneficial microorganisms in the soil.

3. Non-Compacting and Breathable Succulent Soil

Sticky and compact soil is terrible for succulents. The roots hate it because it retains moisture for long periods and makes it difficult for the plant to breathe.

4. Excessive Nutrients in Succulent Soil

This sounds pretty weird but it’s true. Soil containing too many nutrients, especially nitrogen, may lead to lanky, brittle, and unpleasant plants. Nobody wants such kind of goofy-looking plants, do they?

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What You Need to Create Succulent Soil at Home

  • Gardening gloves to protect yourself from anything sharp (just in case)
  • Measuring cup to make things easier
  • A trowel –just a fancy name for a small shovel
  • A bucket, pail, or plastic bin
  • Common gardening soil
  • Perlite or Pumice to incorporate into the soil mix
  • Coarse sand to also incorporate into the soil mix

Let’s Get Started Making Succulent Soil

Making your own succulent mix at home is so much fun. You get to decide just how grainy you want it to be (if you care about the aesthetics). Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than the regular commercial cacti mix sold in stores.

And did I mention that the procedure is so easy?

A plethora of recipes for making succulent soil abound. However, for this guide, we’ll stick with the basic procedure that is super effective and works wonders every time!

Measuring Succulent Soil

Measuring out your ingredients is paramount to achieve the desired drainage, compactness, and aeration. The best mixing ratio of the three ingredients is two parts sand, two parts gardening soil, and one-part perlite or pumice.

Translating this to cups makes it 3 cups of sand, 3 cups of soil, and 1.5 cups of perlite or pumice.

The purpose of pumice or perlite is to aid in aeration and drainage. Pumice is particularly useful in holding together nutrients and moisture. Either can be used or better yet combining the two ingredients to end up with a rich potting mix.

On the other hand, sand is used to make the potting mix less compact as well as to increase the drainage. As for the gardening soil, its main role is to provide nutrients for the succulents.

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Mixing Your Succulent Soil

Put on your gardening gloves and let’s get to work!

Start by slightly moistening the garden soil to prevent the dust from coming up the bucket or mixing container. Next, put in the sand and mix thoroughly. Doing this using hands is more effective. Lastly, scoop in the perlite or pumice. Give it a good stir until the mixture is uniform.

Good job! You just made your very first succulent soil! I told you it was that easy, it’s just a matter of knowing what types of ingredients to include in your succulent soil that allows your succulent to grow the best it can.

You can use this soil for potting, repotting, and even store it for future use.

If you ever find yourself where you don’t feel like mixing your own, there are lovely premixed soils you can always get as well.

Tip: A neat trick before potting the succulents is to avoid getting the soil too moisturized.

You can begin watering as usual once the soil dries out completely.

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Was making succulent soil as hard as you thought it was? Let us know in the comments below, we want to hear your thoughts. For some more tips on succulent care, check out this article here!

If there’s some tips and tricks you want to share with our succulent friends, you should let us know in the Succulent Plant Lounge — our exclusive Facebook group filled with a community of succulent lovers that chime in on each other’s posts answering popular questions about succulents and giving their insights about tips and tricks for succulent care!

Enjoyed learning about How to Make Your Own Succulent Soil at Home? If so, you’ll really enjoy the ebook about The Best Soil Recommendations for Your Succulent. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents.

Have fun, and happy planting!?

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7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About

When you think of wedding bouquets, the thought of bright, colorful, and lush flowers immediately pops into your mind, not succulents. Succulents are known to be plants that grow low to the ground, in harsh conditions. They flower, some once a year, others a little more. However, creating wedding bouquets out of succulent flowers has never been an objective for succulent growers.

Now, boho-chic enthusiasts and modern events organizers are using succulents to create stunning bouquets. They make great table toppers and look stunning in the arms of a blushing bride. These use more than flowers; the delicately arranged leaves of the succulent are the key appeal. Here are 7 succulent bouquets you wish you knew about!

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The Echeveria Violet Queen and Lily wedding Bouquet

With the classic rosette shape that Echeveria is appreciated for, these succulents feature lots of leaves and a beautiful shape. Take three to four rosettes, each around 2.5 inches wide. Create a bouquet with Calla Lilies and Baby’s Breath. Calla Lilies are available in a wide range of colors including white, yellow, pink, blue, red and more that you can choose from.

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The All Greenovia wedding Bouquet

Greenovias have the benefit of looking like tightly packed budding roses all year round. These are rare and exotic succulents. You will find them in various colors, so you could create a bouquet that is all Greenovia. The Greenovia Aurea succulent plant can be found in green and purple. Greenovia Dodentralis is available in jade, and the mountain rose variety has a delicate pink tinge to it. Perfect for a multicolor bouquet.

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All Succulents Bouquet

For a unique, one of a kind wedding bouquet, you can put together a range of different plants. Create a wedding bouquet that includes various types of Echeverias, with at least four being used. Crassula Ovata, the Jade Plant, can add some height, as well as some color.  Sedums add character to the creation.

Finally, Senecio Rowleyanus are hanging succulents which make this bouquet stunning to view from all directions. This collection of succulents would be ideal to use for a wedding bouquet.

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The Cactus Wedding Bouquet

Though Cacti may not seem like an ideal bouquet choice, they can create a fabulous aesthetic. Not to worry, with the proper arrangement you will not prick your fingers. Start with a Moon Cactus as there is a range of colors to choose from. To these, you can also add some Hatiora Salicornioides. When they are in flower, they also add in a burst of color. To add some more character, Blue Thistle is a stunning flower that embodies the elements of a cactus.

Looking for a creative DIY project? You’ll love our guide on How to Make a Succulent Corsage!

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Bright and Happy Bouquets

A succulent bouquet can brighten up any day. For one that is light and bright, combine succulents with flowers that are linked to joy. One excellent option is putting together some Sempervivums and accentuating their features with daisies or small sunflowers. White Daisies are an excellent option, and if you prefer, they are available in many other colors as well.

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A Touch of Unusual

For a real conversation starter, a succulent bouquet that is a little unusual is ideal. Instead of using the rosette-shaped succulents that do so well in these bouquets, zebra plants can take center stage. These add an element of height and can serve as an excellent backdrop for the back of the bouquet. The front can feature some shorter succulents or a collection of brightly colored seasonal flowers.

Check out our list of the 7 Best Succulents for Wedding Arrangements, here!

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The Single Succulent

For a romantic and memorable bouquet, you can make a succulent the focal point of all the flowers. This allows for a personalized creation, that can combine one’s favorite flowers, with their favorite succulent.

Echeveria is ideal for use in a single bouquet as they can grow up to four inches in width. Surrounding flowers should ideally all be one color so that the succulent can really pop. Peonies and roses are exquisite flowers to have in a single succulent bouquet.

 

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Reasons why Succulent Bouquets are Becoming More Popular

Brilliant Contrasts of Textures, Colors, and Structure.

With succulents, what traditionally would have been a beautiful bouquet, can turn into a sculptural masterpiece. The key is to make use of different shapes and sizes for a unique result.

Succulents Can Be Reused or Replanted for Lasting Memories.

Propagating succulents is the easiest way to grow them, and all you need is a single leaf. To remember a special day, one can pick at their bouquet and create a whole garden.

Succulents are Cost-Effective.

Unlike exotic flowers, common succulents are inexpensive. A brilliant bouquet could cost you around $50 only.

Succulents are Long-Lasting.

A succulent bouquet will last the entire day without wilting or drying out.

Final Tip:

Succulents do not have long stems, so a fake stem is a solution. This can easily be achieved with some floral wire and floral tape. The amount that you use will depend on the weight of the succulent. Rule of thumb, the larger the succulent, the more tape and wire you will need.

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If you are looking to purchase a ready-made succulent bouquet, you will find that they have different names. The names they are given will differ based on the seller. So, you have two options. Either you identify the plants you want in your bouquet and create it yourself. Or, you give the florist a general theme for your succulent bouquet. Whichever path you choose, you will find a stunning bouquet to enjoy!

We were so excited to learn about succulent bouquets, and are even more excited to see what creations you design! Be sure to tag us on Instagram or share your photos in our exclusive Facebook Group.

For more inspiring DIY projects, check out How to Crochet a String of Pearls, Best Succulents for Your Fairy Garden, 12 Gorgeous Succulent and Cactus Tattoo Ideas, or 5 Succulents You Can Grow in a Coffee Mug!

Thanks for reading with us today! If you’re ready to take your love of succulents to the next level, check out our new line of 12 ebooks! To help you get started in becoming the best succulent parent, we included a free guide to get you started! Check out our full line of ebooks, here.

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Did You Know There’s Beautiful Succulent Candles?

Did You Know There's Beautiful Succulent Candles

What’s green, blue, red, or purple, is cute, brightens your living space and also lights up your room? You wouldn’t believe it, but the answer is a succulent candle!

It has always been a beautiful thing to have succulents to decorate your home, cook or add them in a salad, use as medicine, and to clean your indoor air. Their presence is a gift that keeps on giving. But perhaps you are not so equipped with the skills to keep one alive, but you still appreciate their aesthetics. Luckily, there are candles shaped like these beauties not only to add spice to your everyday life but also glow up the room.

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Types

Quite frankly, there are infinite kinds of succulents candles out there. There possibly exists a candle or more in the exact shape and color as all succulent species known to man. The major differentiating factor, however, will be if the candle is scented or unscented. Such that for a scented cactus plant succulent candle, there exists an unscented replica of it. Below are more different ways these succulent candles are manufactured.

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Stand Alone

The stand-alone kinds come molded in a fire-resistant material such as a metallic bucket, ceramic or glass artifacts that do not need to be held in to place by anything else. The containers ideally look like planters and can be purchased singly or as a set of candles. These sorts are available in different sizes, and you may acquire whatever size you deem fit for you. Check out this stand-alone stand for your succulent candle.

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Floating

Floating succulent candles are ideally the smaller kinds that can easily fit into bigger containers filled with water. The underlying material these succulent candles come lodged on is either sponge or wooden. Basically, any element that floats on water. They may be placed in homemade ponds and in water-filled bowls.

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Assorted Terrariums

Some succulent candles are bought as a terrarium of assorted lights. They differ in color, shape, and sizes that make the perfect scenery of a fairy garden. The size of the terrariums can be designed by themes such as a medieval landscape or a miniature botanical garden.

 

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DIY

Well, these styles are the ones that you make as your DIY project. Today, especially there are so many tutorials on the internet to guide you into making any that you wish to. As long as you follow the guidelines to the latter, you will have your succulent candle lit in under thirty minutes ready to sparkle your bathroom sink.

Safe Places To Place Them

After making or buying these fantastic candles, you have to find the perfect location to put them. Remember, candles; the conventional flame ones, are a fire hazard. Therefore the position you choose to place them has to be a safe zone first and foremost. Below are some of those spaces.

Undressed Tables

Undressed tables are perfect locations to place your succulent candles. First of all, they will add character to your desk, and most importantly, not be a fire hazard. The chances of you knocking over a candle placed in the middle of the table are quite rare, making it a safe spot.

Concrete Stands

Concrete stands are another spot that your succulent lights will look marvelous placed on. They are cool to touch, and this is advantageous because, in case of a spill, the wax dries off on contact. And secondly, when the candle burns to the end, it will just go off and not cause a fire.

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Bathrooms

People find placing candles, especially scented ones, to be very relaxing when placed in the bathroom. Having small scented jade plant succulent candles will, therefore, be a notch higher from the normal. A touch of class and a sweet aroma to help you unwind during your bath. The contrasting shades of the bright white color of the tiles to the vivid greens and reds of the candles makes the bathroom a room you never want to leave.

Staircases & Hallways

Wide stairs and hallways are also great locations you may place your little lights at. They are a great alternative to using light bulbs on hallways and stairs. These lights, however, must be placed a few inches away from the wall, and the owner must continuously keep an eye on them in case of anything.

Spots To Never Place Candles

Having a candle can be a fabulous addition to your household, although you must never place theses succulent candles in the locations mentioned below.

Near Drapings

Candles must never be placed near anything that dangled from above. Especially if they are made of a material that can catch fire easily. That includes curtains, sheers, clothing, and nets.

On or Near Books

They may look awesome set on your bookshelf, but this is a no-no. Paper can catch fire as soon as it gets into contact with a spark or a flame. Additionally, the wax can get on your books and make a complete mess that will end up destroying your books.

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Near The Bed

Setting these succulent candles on your bed stand may seem like a good idea, but it is highly discouraged. The reason being is that you may doze off and leave the candle unattended, and the candle may send a spark to your bedding and cause a fire. And considering the mattress burns very first, you may hurt yourself or your loved one by forgetting to put it off when you slept.

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Places Children & Pets Can Access

Toddlers and pets are generally curious and will, for sure, get fascinated by these plants that light up. Because of this, they will want to find out more by touching them. And this is a danger because they may burn themselves, set something on fire or eat the wax, which is not safe for consumption.

Smart Candle Safety Rules

As a precautionary you must always do the following;

Put off the candlewick completely whenever you are done with them. Make sure the wick is not smoking or glowing as then they may rekindle and continue burning without your knowledge.

For the succulent candles that do not come in containers, always put them in a candle holder so that they do not make a mess with the wax and when they burn to the bottom they will not set fire on anything else.

For a cleaner neater burn, always cut the wick to 1/4 inches before burning. At this height, even when there is a draft, a spark is least likely to fly off to a flammable material nearby.

If you are to burn the succulent lights in bulk, space the candles at least 3 inches apart. At this distance, they will not melt each other faster since there is ample space for each to burn at their own pace.

Last but not least, always have a fire extinguisher nearby in case an accident occurs, and something catches fire. It is true what they say better safe than sorry and having an extinguisher is as safe as you can get.

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Now that you know of succulent candles, you should gift yourself one or two to add some glam to your apartment. But always take caution while handling these beautiful little flames.

Thank you for reading! Be sure to leave a comment below letting us know how your succulent candles are looking in your home. Be sure to also check out “Best Succulent Arrangements You Have to See” for more DIY ideas to do with your succulents at home.

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