Spring is in the air and going to your favorite nursery might be one of your favorite spots to go which is definitely what I like to do. I try really hard to control my urge to buy to0 many plants at one time which is extremely hard to do! I have a wish list of succulents I would love to own and it seems to be getting bigger and bigger with each day. Flipping through Instagram make my wish list get longer due to the beautiful succulents everyone owns and I also started to explore getting more house plants. The hubby wants to have more greenery in the house and I am not going to say no and that’s how mason jar succulent planter came to be.
I won’t lie to you, once upon a time not too long ago…(sounds like star wars, haha. Sorry I geeked out for a minute there) I use to kill plants by just looking at them. However, for the past two year I have been able to keep succulents alive. As I was told and have experienced they are the easiest plants to keep alive. Now I am exploring how to place them in cute little thing like Mason jars. I love Mason jars and if I find something to put in them I will! I had this old Mason jars lemonade dispenser which the nozzle could never get clean enough to use again. When I wanted to throw it out the hubby could not bring himself to do it and I finally decided to do something with it. After a week it finally came to me what I could do with it and I turned it into Mason jar succulent planter.
The beautiful succulent string of pearls which can be very fragile and needs to be handle with care at times was the plant I choose to place inside my Mason jar succulent planter. I have had the string of pearls for two months and tried to keep it shaded area so it would not burn. It was watered once a week. It survived and now it needs a new home! ( insert happy dance!)
First I collected a few things. I got some succulent soil. Succulents like well drain soil to avoid their roots from rotting.
Wood chips for the bottom of the pot will help with drainage. The Mason jar succulent planter is very big and I just did not want to make it super heavy or add too much soil the succulent will probably not use. Specially since I have so many new babies coming in the near future. Woohoo! I love spring!!
I filled the bottom with wood chips to allow the succulent drain well.
Followed with adding cactus and succulent soil to the top.
Then I place my string of pearl succulent on the top.
Finally just add my string of pearls and made sure all the roots are covered by soil, followed my watering. All done with my Mason jar succulent planter, fast and simple!
Happy planting !