Video:Container Garden: Succulentswith Elaine Weslowski
Succulent plants are great for container gardening. Watch this About.com video to see what succulents require to grow and tips for caring these plants in containers.See Transcript
Transcript:Container Garden: Succulents
Hi, I'm Elaine Weslowski here at Michaels Nursery in Boynton Beach, FL, here for About.com and we're going to talk about container gardening for succulents.
Varieties of Succulents
If you want an easy container garden, succulents are a great choice. There's a wide variety of succulents to choose from. They come in a wide variety of colors and textures. Use a low-bowl or a saucer for your succulent garden. They don't need a lot of soil because they have a shallow root system.
You want to select plants with similar light, water, and nutrient needs. Many succulents only need a few hours of sunlight a day.
Prepare a Succulent Container Garden
To get started making your own succulent container garden, select enough succulents to fill up your container. Add soil to the bottom of the pot. Carefully arrange the plants in the plants in the pot the way you prefer them to be. Make sure the plants sit just below the container's rim. Fill in the spaces between the plants with soil. Be sure the soil doesn't cover the crown of the plant. Choose a soil that is specific for succulents. You can also use cactus potting soil. Make sure the soil stays moist, but do not over water. You can decorate the top soil of your container with pebbles, marbles, or beautiful sea glass. Consider using a well-balanced, time-release fertilizer.
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