11 Creatively Stylish Ways to Display Succulents

If you don’t have a green thumb, then succulents might just be the plant for you. Succulents are a family of fleshy plants, including aloe vera and cacti, known for retaining water and standing up to harsh climates. Available in a variety of colors and textures, these hardy plants are known for their ability to thrive in unusual settings that can accommodate only small root systems, such as vertical gardens. Some species of succulents are considered “air plants,” which means they can live with little or no contact with the ground. Click through this gallery for fun ways to display succulents in your home.

  1. Ombre Obsession

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    Succulents come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Bring the ombre trend to your garden by displaying a bed of succulents arranged by color spectrum. This arrangement would work well as a tabletop decoration or a piece of wall art.

  2. Furniture Flora

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    Because succulents are so hardy, it is easy to incorporate them in unusual ways, such as making them part of a piece of furniture. This planter doubles as a side table; the glass tabletop allows light to penetrate down to the lower layer, keeping the plants happy and healthy.

  3. Float On

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    These string of pearls succulents cascade from a small terrarium that was created to serve as a mini ecosystem for the plants. The delicate glass globe admits ample sunlight while providing protection for the succulents.

  4. Living Wreath

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    Fake flower wreaths are so passé. Create a stunning living wreath of succulents by lining a wreath frame and packing it full of soil to make a hospitable bed for planting succulents. Let the arrangement set on a flat surface for a few days before hanging it up to enjoy.

  5. Personalized Planters

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    For a personalized take on succulent gardening, try creating planters in the shape of your initials and filling them with an array of mini succulents. For a more ambitious version of this project, build multiple planters to spell out a word or name.

  6. Tiny Trees

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    A monochromatic group of succulents can be planted on a cone-shaped structure to appear like miniature trees. This arrangement would be great for a casual holiday celebration, or could be interspersed in a garden to add height and dimension.

  7. Uncorked Potential

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    Hollowed-out wine corks create dainty planters for tiny succulents. Attach magnets to the back to make unexpected decorations for a refrigerator, or group the mini planters together for a small-scale centerpiece.


    Related: Make Your Own Wine Cork Magnet Planters

  8. Look in a Book

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    Converting an unusual object into a planter is a great way to show off succulents. Books are one such surprising material, but because the paper could easily rot if it gets wet, a hidden liner is this secret of this project's success.


    Related: 5 Things to Do with… Used Books

  9. Truck Bed

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    Container gardens come in many shapes and sizes, so you can have a bit of fun recycling old toys to become clever and quirky succulent gardens. This toy truck gives new meaning to the term “flower bed.”

  10. Lovin' Spoonful

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    Serving spoons filled with soil provide just enough depth for succulents to take root. Hang a group of spoons on a wire to create a cheeky and cheerful accent for a kitchen or outdoor space.

  11. Get Framed

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    Succulents are strong enough to thrive even if their planter is hung vertically. Use an old picture frame painted a fun color to form the perfect border for your vertical garden wall art.

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