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How to Plant a Succulent

By: Chris Hammond for
How to Plant a Succulent
How to Plant a Succulent
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Succulents are so cute and fun to adorn your house with. This How to Plant a Succulent craft video not only gives you great tips and tricks for planting your succulent, but, it also shows you a super cute decorative way to do it. This mason jar craft will show you how easy it is to depot your succulent and plop it right into a cute and decorative mason jar. Plus, you can really get as creative and decorative with this plant craft as you would like, or simply use the tips to keep your succulent alive! 

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour


Project TypeLearn a Technique

Materials List

  • Succulent
  • Mason jar
  • Washi tape or ribbon
  • Pebbles, gravel, sea glass, or something at the bottom of your jar for drainage
  • Soil. Be sure to look specifically for succulent soil, or in some cases cactus or palm tree soil.

How to Plant a Succulent

Decorative Succulent Plant Instructions

  1. Apply your ribbon or washi tape around the edge of your jar.

  2. Place your pebbles or drainage item in the bottom of your jar.

    Optional: you can save a couple of these pieces to add to the top of your plant for decoration. 

  3. Remove your succulent from the plastic container it is in and going over your bowl with soil in it break up that dried up soil that the succulent is in right now. 

  4. Place your succulent in your jar and see how much soil you are going to need. 

  5. Pick your succulent back up out of your jar and put some of your fresh soil underneath. Then, place your succulent back on top. 

  6. Using your fingers fill in the rest of the space and air pockets by smushing the soil into your jar. 

    Tip: try your best to avoid getting soil in his leaves. Also, try not to come up too much higher from where he was planted originally. 

  7. Place your pebbles or sea glass pieces at the top if you kept some pieces for more decoration. 

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I've recently become obsessed with succulents so I am so excited to start planting my own and hopefully save some money!

I tried to grow on in the house this winter and it did not make it and it was in a clay pot. I love these cute succulents and am going to try again in some mason jelly jars I got from my jam I bought at farmers market. I like that they are clear and you can see these beautiful rocks on the bottom.I may even paint something on mine. Super video and very informative. This is a must watch for anyone wanting to start planting succulents.

I have succulents growing wild in out yard, may try to bring a few in. #NationalCraftMonth2017

Very Cute! #NationalCraftMonth2017

#NationalCraftMonth2017 This looks easy.

#NationalCraftMonth2017 What a charming project!! Succulents are great!

Cute idea. I like the use of washi tape to decorate the jar. #NationalCraftMonth2017

Love succulents, they are so cute! I need to do this for sure. I like that they are small enough you could put them just about anywhere. #NationalCraftMonth2017


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