The hottest plants in the greenhouse this spring and summer are succulents!
The are riding the tide of trendy and finding themselves not only potted on patios but elevated to indoor home decor status!
I’m bringing them indoors too! I love their plump little leaves and odd shapes. And I found several little galvanized containers to repot them in!
Here’s just a few tips for caring for succulents if you are loving these sweet, funny, desert plants…

Succulents are not as indestructible as they look… so handle them carefully! Their fat little leaves will fall off the stem if handled too roughly!
They like lots of drainage! Make sure to plant succulents in soil that drains well and pots that have drainage holes in the bottom.
I made holes in the bottom of these fun little pots!
When selecting succulents for indoor use choose green ones! They will have the best chance of surviving inside!
Succulents like lots of natural light, but direct sunlight for long periods of time might burn them! So find a bright place and make it their home. I have my trio of succulents on a windowsill. They gets lots of bright light, but are protected from all day direct sunlight by our porch roof.
Water succulents about once a week. Let the soil get almost try between waterings. 
During the growing season, from spring to early fall, use 1/4 of the recommended strength of an all purpose fertilizer in water to give succulents a drink and keep them healthy.
I’ve seen succulents planted in old shoes, tea cups and urns and even in carved out wine corks!
Yes, succulents are VERY trendy and fun right now!!!
Hope you will give these engaging little plants a try. They will reward your care by being healthy and happy plants that bring an updated look to your decor!
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LOVING SUCCULENTS-Caring for this trendy



  1. says

    I love those pots Yvonne! Thanks for the tips on growing succulents and keeping them healthy. They look so pretty on your window sill. Have a beautiful day!

  2. Anonymous says

    Succulents are in lots of magazine photos….but they leave me not caring for them at all…they seem desert and barren like…To each his own

  3. Anonymous says

    Great post…think I will give this a try! What kind of soil do you recommend, Yvonne?
    Ann R.

  4. says

    Thanks for these care tips. My momma lives in Arizona so I’m going to have to get some of these to help make her feel a little closer. Didn’t realize they were a desert plant.

  5. Fran Braun says


    So good to know you are feeling better! I am planting succulents in any old dishs or cups with tiny toy furniture. Fairy gardens! Another plus is the resident cats don’t seem to like them or consider them salad. I planted a few fairy gardens in old spiked heels. They are adorable!


  6. says

    this was really helpful Yvonne. I’ve got some succulents going in a couple places and still haven’t found the ‘right’ water regimen. I might need to add some more rocks for drainage.

  7. says

    Your plants are beautiful. I got a succulent from my husband as a gift, but it died :( I don’t know what I did wrong. When you transplant it into a pot, did you keep the soil or use a different type? Thanks!

    • says

      I used the soil from the pot. Basically you can ignore succulents. Just a tad of water once a week… if that and a sunny location. Sorry about your plant. But you husband was so thoughtful!

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