suc-CUTE-lents

If you're the type of person who cant keep an indoor plant alive to save your own life... make these!! I never thought I would get around to making Terrariums but I've always wanted to and have heard not only how easy they are to make but also keep alive.

Succulents are a pretty low maintenance plant from what I've read. They need in-direct light and minimal water. Thus why they are perfect for someone like myself! They also come in lots of shapes, sizes and textures as you can see!

I grabbed my succulents from a local nursery, along with all the fixings to keep them alive and well. I got my glassware at the dollar store because I knew I wanted to make a few so I tried to cut costs somewhere along the way.

Charcoal
Orchid Mix
Cactus/Terrarium Soil
Stones (optional)
Moss (optional)
Decorative Nic-nacs (optional)

Add charcoal to cover the base. This is a pretty important step. The charcoal adds natural filtration and helps purify the water in your terrarium.

Add charcoal to cover the base. This is a pretty important step. The charcoal adds natural filtration and helps purify the water in your terrarium.

Add a layer of orchid mix. This is perfect for optimal drainage and aeration.

Add a layer of orchid mix. This is perfect for optimal drainage and aeration.

Add the terrarium soil. This soil is formulated to supply a nutrient-rich base for your succulents.

Add the terrarium soil. This soil is formulated to supply a nutrient-rich base for your succulents.

Make a mess and plant your succulents. After the base of your plants are level with the soil its time to add some rocks.

Make a mess and plant your succulents. After the base of your plants are level with the soil its time to add some rocks.

Time to water your terrariums. Spray water down the sides of the glass to clean any dirt off. The water retained in the charcoal base is all it needs to sustain its own ecosystem. Keep the water level within the charcoal base and be careful to not over water.

Time to water your terrariums. Spray water down the sides of the glass to clean any dirt off. The water retained in the charcoal base is all it needs to sustain its own ecosystem. Keep the water level within the charcoal base and be careful to not over water.

I hope you get your green thumb on and enjoy these cute little babes!

xo - Michelle