Styling your succulents in 3 steps
So you’ve identified a suitable area for your succulents to thrive – now, it’s time for the fun part: styling your outdoor area. While it’s easy to get carried away, remember that simplicity is key as there is nothing worse than an over cluttered balcony with 50 potted plants taking up every inch of room. Make sure you leave room to move!
1. Choose a stylish pot
Begin by choosing a stylish yet functional pot that works with the tones and existing décor of the area. Northcote Pottery Precinct Lite Maxim Drum Planter offers a great starting point and comes in three sizes, depending on how big your plant is. As with all products by Northcote Pottery, the Precinct Lite Maxim Drum Planter is sturdy yet easy enough to move. This style in particular adds a dash of coastal calm to any courtyard or patio.
2. Create a succulent party
Better Homes and Gardens gardening expert Melissa King suggests decking out your planter or pot with a combination of succulents and grasses, creating a stylish, low maintenance feature.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1x Northcote Pottery Precinct Lite Maxim Drum Planter 42 x 36cm (pictured above) or similar
1 x Bag of Quality Potting Mix
2x Silver Leafed Cotyledons
1x Blue Chalk Sticks (Senecio)
1x Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’
1x Carex ‘Frosted Curls’
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Plant the Cotyledons and Blue Chalk Sticks towards the back and centre of the container.
Step 2: Frame the succulents on either side with the beautiful Carex ‘Frosted Curls’
Step 3: Plant trailing Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’ towards the front of the pot so it can cascade down the sides.
3. Play with proportions
Selecting pots and planters that reflect your decor or colour palette is a given. But also try to select a variety of sizes, too! By playing with proportions and pairing big pots with small ones, you’ll be able to group plants together more easily.
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