Holiday Craft: How to make a succulent wreath
I saw this on a neighbors door and from what understand this beautiful succulent wreath will last year-round. I love the idea of creating a unique living design. To purchase pre-made from a nursery or flower shop is quite expensive. So here are the steps to make it yourself.
Succulents (example: Aeonium, Crassula, Echeveria, Gasteria, Haworthia, Kalanchoe, Sedum, and Sempervivum)
12-inch wire wreath frame
Pencil (or screwdriver)
A couple days prior
1. Cut off piece of succulent 2 to 3 inches long.
2. Leave cuttings out for a few days in order for them to dry and create calluses on the bottoms. New roots will grow from the stem.
Assembling your wreath
1. Place a 12-inch wire wreath frame on sphagnum moss.
2. Pack moistened soil into frame.
3. Wrap moss around frame and soil.
4. Secure to frame with copper wire and wrap tightly.
5. Plant succulents into wreath. Use a pencil (or screwdriver) to help make holes.
6. Place succulent roots into holes. Press moss around roots and secure with floral pins, if necessary. Don’t bunch them too tightly as they need room to grow. The succulents will take approximately 6 months to fully grow, depending on their environment. Don’t hang upright until roots have fully grown.
7. To water, submerge in water for 10 minutes. Allow to dry completely between watering. Fertilize about once every 6 weeks.
Source: Martha Stewart Living
Note to local readers: Solana Succulents specializes in succulents and cactusTweet