The secret to a good succulent bowl is the layers, this allows the water to drain to the bottom. Succulents are desert plants and don’t like to be too wet.
- Start with the pebbles at the bottom, 2-3cm thick is good
- For the next layer sprinkle around 1.5cm of charcoal
- Lastly, top with 3-4cm of soil then pat down gently to make sure everything is firm
Once you have the layers in place you can start adding your plants.
I used my finger to poke a hole in the soil to make room for the base of the plant, if your terrarium is deeper, a wooden spoon handle works well. Move the plants around and try a few different potions until it looks how you like. I have mine facing into the house so I placed the taller plants at the back and the smaller succulents and ground cover towards the front.
You can also add little figures, colored rocks, more pebbles or if it’s a project with kids, create a little fairy garden.
Finish off with a little water and mist and there you have it. A lovely table centerpiece in this case or a little indoor garden for your desk or bedside table.