Rolling Greens is one of my favorite places in LA. It’s one of my go-to sources to dress up many of my clients’ homes, as they have the best greenery, succulents, flowers, bases, pots and home accessories– not to mention the best assortment of faux botanicals!
I’m totally on the succulent trend; they’re chic, low maintenance, and add life to any space. I met up with one of the Rolling Greens arrangement specialists to learn how to make a DIY succulent bowl. This bowl makes for a great centerpiece on your table, a bathroom addition, or even a nice gift. Here are the steps:
DIY SUCCULENT BOWL ::
- Water tight bowl. (if not water right you have to line it – wood, metal or or any bowl with a hole at the bottom needs a liner – you can use any clear it sturdy plastic to line, which you can find at any local nursery)
- 3 succulents: 1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small
- Optional: A few handfuls of glass crystals you can find at your local nursery
- Line bowl if needed
- Place 1/2 – 1 inch of Gravel at bottom of pot depending on container size
- Add 2-3 handfuls of soil in the pot on top of the gravel
- Then gently squeeze the first and largest succulent pot to squeeze it out
- Make sure the succulent is at the right height for your bowl – move soil around accordingly. You want to compact that soil and then push the soil into all of the corners of the bowl, make sure there are no holes
- Repeat step 5 for the next medium size succulent
- Repeat step 5 for the smallest size succulent
- Add glass crystals on top of the soil to conceal it and give a more glamorous touch!