how to plant succulents
Planting succulents indoors is simple and easy. Displaying them for maximum effect to decorate your space, is a matter of a few carefully planned elements.
- CHOOSE A LOCATION FOR YOUR PLANTS TO LIVE
The wall hanging rack will occupy 25″ wide x 32″ vertical height on your wall. Ensure that this wall area is well lit so that the planters can thrive with lots of light.
- CHOOSE A PLANTER
Choose a planter that is an appropriate size for the plant material, ensuring room to grow and with sufficient depth for roots to spread.
The MODliv 6″ cube planter is ideal for indoor use.
- CHOOSE YOUR PLANTS AND SOIL
Succulents are plants which are able to retain water in dry climates and soil conditions. Echeveria, jade, string of pearls and aloe are all examples of succulents. Succulents come in many colors and shapes and are popular as ornamental plants in modern decor. Choose a variety of succulents for your vertical garden.
Succulent soil is typically sandy or contains larger dry aggregates such as gravel. This is to ensure water drainage to minimize rot.
Fill the MODliv 6″ cube planter 3/4 full of the appropriate soil, and fill with 2-3 plants from 4″ nursery pots.
- WATER AND MAINTENANCE USING THE VERTICAL PLANTING SYSTEM
The MODliv 6″ cube planter includes a water reservoir but does not have an overflow stem or drain so be careful not to over-water your succulents. The water reservoir will hold approximately 1″ of water.
Check soil by feeling for moisture with a finger. Water sparingly but frequently and avoid over-watering to prevent root rot and plant damage.