Hey Garden Friends!
Pot in a Pot arrangements are all the jazz and very eye pleasing if you ask me.🤤 It is such a creative way to make something unique and special for your garden or to give away as gift of course! You can really impress the plant lover in your life by creating for them a "Pot in a Pot"!!
For todays guide I'm going to take you on a planting journey and show you step by step my arranging process. My main goal is to inspire/motivate you to get planting too!!👩🏽🌾
MATERIALS YOU NEED:
1. Two pots, one two times bigger than the other
2. Succulent soil
4. Topdress/stones to decorate
5. Faux decor (optional)
6. Screen for your drainage hole (optional)
Step 1: This is the best part of making arrangements🥰 picking out your Succulents!! As I'm choosing my succulents I'm thinking of three words... Filler, Thriller and Spiller. This way I pick out plants that will make my arrangements well rounded and eye-popping.
Let me share a Pro Tip:
Many moons ago I worked in a floral shop and learned this way of arranging flowers.
The thriller, filler, spiller method is quite easy to learn. Thriller plants are those pretty- pretty succulents that will be the focal points of your arrangements. I picked out seven thriller Succulents.
- Echeveria "Ramillete"
- Pachyveria "Little Jewel"
- Echeveria Agavoides
- Echeveria "Blue Atoll"
- Aloe "Blizzard"
- Echeveria Pulidonis
- Echeveria "Melaco"
Filler plants are plants that will fill in specific areas within the arrangement. For example, small gaps or areas that need some volume.
- Sedum "Hernandezii"
- "Golden" Sedum
Spiller plants are meant to spill out around the sides of the arrangement to add to the texturing and layers of the project. These are plants that add a lot of character around the edges.
- Cremnosedum "Little Gem"
- Sedum "Mini Me"
- Crassula "Conjesta"
⭐ Picking out plants for your arrangements can be a bit over whelming (it is for me😉) but if you follow this simple rule it will one, take you a lot less time and two, give your creation balance and charm.
Step 2: Fill your main pot (the bigger one) with Succulent soil. I make my own mix.🙋🏽♀️
Succulent soil recipe:
Equal parts of:
- Organic potting mix
⭐Using Succulent soil is very important, please do not use regular potting mix when planting Succulents. Succulents love to live on the dry side, this means that they prefer porous soil. Soil that drains out quickly. That is why I mix in perlite or pumice to my regular potting mix. Perlite is a volcanic rock that creates pockets in the soil to let water flow through.
Purchasing a pre-mixed bag of Succulent soil at your local garden center is well advised. I like the brand E. B. Stone, they offer a great quality Succulent/cactus soil with all the mediums and nutrients you need to grow healthy Succulents.