Creating a mini succulent shell planter is such a fun and easy summertime project. Follow these simple, step by step instructions to make your very own seashell succulent planter.
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When I think of summer, I think about seashells. Collecting shells is something that I have been doing all of my life. A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without returning with a bag of shells. Seashells are lovely keepsakes and can add a coastal touch to your home’s decor. Have you ever thought of using these unique, natural beauties as a planter?
Can a shell be used as a planter?
Yes, seashells make gorgeous planters! Today I am going to show you how to take a small conch shell and use it to create a mini succulent shell garden.
What is a succulent?
Succulents are easy to grow plants that come in a variety of sizes, textures and rich colors. Succulents store water in their stems and leaves.
What do I need to create a mini succulent shell planter?
- Shell: You can use a conch shell or perhaps a clam or scallop shell. If you are not close to the beach, you can order smaller conch shells here.
- Soil: Succulents have shallow roots and grow well in well draining, sandy soil like this succulent potting mix.
- Succulent plant: Succulents can be found at your local garden center, grocery store, and home improvement store. I purchased mine at Trader Joe’s. You can also order this beautiful variety of assorted succulents.
How do I make a mini succulent shell planter?
- Put a small amount of succulent soil into the shell.
- Carefully remove the succulent from its container and separate the roots.
- Place the succulent plant into the shell and cover with soil.
You leave the soil plain, or cover it with moss or pea grave
How do I take care of a succulent?
A succulent is a simple care plant. It should be watered in moderation when the soil is dry.
Place your succulent planter in a place where it will receive at least 6 hours of direct or indirect sunlight each day.