Sharing my tips & tricks for how to plant an easy & AWESOME DIY indoor succulent garden ideas in rocks planted in a stone trough with where to buy succulents & how to care tips with step by step instructions & pictures!
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Awesome DIY Indoor Succulent Garden in Rocks
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There is nothing that has me longing more for Spring gardening than the dark cold and rainy days of winter.
I have been missing gardening so much that I decided to make an indoor succulent garden for our coffee table with 3 of the plants I brought home.
Supplies & Tools Needed to Make an Indoor Succulent Garden
- 3 Succulents (3 different varieties)
- a stone or concrete trough
- coffee filter
- potting soil & small trowel
- small rocks for drainage & large rock accents
- moss as an accent
Where to Buy Succulents Cheap for an Indoor Succulent garden?
After a quick trip to Lowes for some tile for our laundry room, I came home with a few succulents to plant.
Isn’t that always the way?
There was a whole table of houseplants on clearance and I came home with 6 for under $10.
Lowes, Home Depot & Ikea are great places to find hearty succulents & houseplants at a reasonably cheap price.
I have had this concrete planter or trough for a long time now and since it was empty I decided it was the perfect planter for an indoor succulent garden.
You can find a similar planter on Amazon.
Step By Step Instructions for How to Plant an Indoor Succulent Garden
Step ONE – Collect your Supplies & Add a Coffee Filter to the Bottom of your Stone Trough or Concrete Planter
Since there is a drainage hole in the concrete planter I added a coffee filter to help keep the dirt from spilling out.
Step TWO – Add Small Pebbles for Drainage
I added small pebbles or stones from our garden to help with drainage.
It is so important for the soil of succulents or any potted plant to drain.
Step THREE – Add Succulents & Accent Rocks
After placing the 3 succulent plants in the spots I chose I added a few accent rocks to help keep them in place.
The accent rocks also add texture & interest to our indoor succulent garden.
Step FOUR – Add Potting Soil & Moss to Finish off the Indoor Succulent Garden
I filled the rest of the concrete planter with potting soil and topped it off the a little bit of moss to cover the exposed potting soil.
The indoor succulent garden looks beautiful on our living room coffee table.
I love the pop of color it gives to our farmhouse living room.
This little indoor garden and a few new houseplants was just the thing to help me get over my longing for Spring (well, at least for a few days.
I hope this inspires you & answers all your questions of how to start an indoor succulent garden to your home!
by Tara Lehman
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Love succulents! Perfect planter for them.
I clearly need more succulents in my life…your planter looks so cool. Thanks for the suggestions.
Thanks so much Lynn!
I plant these at our lake house since there are times we don’t go up for a couple weeks in the summer! They love to be ignored 🙂
Succulents are great plants Leanne! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂