Most houseplants will sit pretty all on their own. Place them in a stylish container, in the right kind of light and they’ll grow to be a happy mainstay of your decor. Other houseplants, such as succulents and air plants, may be a little harder to arrange appropriately. Rest assured, we’ve got clever and creative ways to put put these easy-to-love plants in the spotlight, ideas that you can do in the comforts of your own home.
Succulents on Display
The variety of color, size, texture and growing habits of succulents can be super exciting! Combining them into an interesting arrangement can prove to be a little overwhelming. On their own, in complementary containers that match your current decor style, succulents will do quite well. It is super easy to find a container for your succulents. Typically, there is no need for drainage holes as the plants require very little water and because they do not have much for a root structure, the depth is not a huge factor. You can essentially use any vessel that appeals to your personal taste.
If you’d like to try a new way to show-off your sassy succulents, we’ve got some ideas!
Succulent Window Frame
Like you’d hang your favorite Picasso painting, showcase your love for succulents in a framed piece of art along with decorative moss and any other design elements that suit your fancy. The frame puts a finished look to the masterpiece, and helps holds the plants together. For an easy, step-by-step guide, Better Homes and Gardens shows what materials you can gather and approximately how long a window frame might take to create.
Similar to the window frame, a succulent wreath is another creative way to add living art to your home. If you have succulents that have stretched or lost some of their fully-boldy luster, this is the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate them! Clip the best parts of the succulents from their base, as outlined by Better Homes and Gardens, to design a circular arrangement that will last for years!
Succulent Bird Cages
Repurposing a bird cage into a suspended display of succulents is sure to be a conversation piece for all your guests. As mentioned earlier, the depth of a container is secondary to the style of a container when planting succulents. And the openings of the bird cage allow for a variety of plants to be used, such as String of Pearls or creeping varieties of sedum. Succulents and Sunshine shows a great tutorial on how to master this look.
The nice thing about a terrarium is the arrangement is almost self-contained, keeping it somewhat safe from accidental mishaps or protected from curious pets. Plus! With the right container, the display can be really engaging. The natural humidity of the glass of a terrarium helps keep the succulents happy, too.
Air Plants In the Air
It’s an interesting concept, air plants, just hanging out, in the air with no need for soil or a container. They can settle into just about any nook, shelf or mini container in your house. For the smaller air plants, consider grouping them together in a votive-sized container for maximum effect. Or place them into decorative orbs to elevate them from a shelf.
Set larger air plants, such as Xerographica, in ways to show off their elongating, curly characteristics. Driftwood or interesting pedestals are quick and easy ways to support their tropical personalities.