Succulents are beautiful plants that make an excellent addition to any home. They come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.
It is not hard to find succulents for your home! The key is finding the right container for them so they can be displayed beautifully inside your home or office space.
In this blog post, we will discuss 16 ways you can display succulents in mason jars, making them look great no matter where you place them!
- Include a variety of succulents, such as Aeoniums, Aloes, Agaves, and more.
- Choose an assortment of colors to match your décor or mood. For example greens for the outdoors enthusiasts and oranges for those who want some color indoors!
- Use different sizes in jars ranging from a few inches to a foot tall.
- Place your jars near windows for the best light and natural feel of plants indoors. You may also want to place them in darker spaces so they provide some color when you turn on the lights!
- Add succulents into mason jar vases, candle holders, or other creative containers that can hold water!
- Give your succulents a sense of height by stacking them on top of one another. This will give the illusion that they are taller than they actually are, and make any space feel larger.
- When you want to change it up for a fresh look in your home or office, combine different jar colors with different succulents. This will give your space a more eclectic feel!
- Use succulents in mason jars as centerpieces for tables, bookshelves, or any other surface you want to add some greenery too.
- Add them onto shelves and into corners where they can hide from less than ideal light sources but still be viewed by guests.
- Use a few succulents in one jar to create beautiful arrangements for your wedding or any other occasion!
- Add them into mason jars and decorate them as gifts for those who enjoy plants or love gardening themselves! The possibilities are endless with how you can use these adorable little living pieces of art inside your home!
- Use different heights of jars to create a vertical garden. This is the perfect option for those who want succulents but don’t have much space!
- Add them onto bookshelves or into corners where they can hide from less than ideal light sources, and still be viewed by guests.
- Display your succulents in an assortment of jars for a unique look that can be changed every few months!
- Use the same size in all your jars to create a uniform-looking arrangement.
- Place them near windows or outdoors so they get plenty of natural light and exposure, while still being protected from harmful UV rays. This is especially important if you live in a cold-weather region!
Are glass containers good for succulents?
A simple jar can be a great container for succulents. It doesn’t have to be something fancy – just make sure the roots are in contact with water and they will grow little by little.
With this kind of arrangement, it is very important not to overwater them as that could lead to root rot (which would mean the plant would die).
Let’s talk about the basics. You can put a layer of gravel on the bottom to ensure good drainage and then add soil or sand so that it is up to your first knuckle when you stick your finger in; this should be enough space for them to grow well, as they don’t like planting roots more than eight inches deep, and this depth is enough for them to do well.
Once you have planted your succulents in the jar, make sure that they are watered regularly (but not so often as to create rot).
The water should be up to about two-thirds of the way up their container – but never let it come all the way up to their leaves.
One of the best ways to water succulents is by giving them a good soak every few days, and then use an indoor liquid fertilizer once per week or so.
This will make sure they stay healthy in between watering sessions – but don’t fertilize too often because that can lead to rot as well.
The best time of year for succulents is during winter, as they need a rest from the hot sun in summer and can’t handle freezing temperatures either. They also do well when kept close to a window that gets plenty of natural light – but don’t put them too near the heater or they will dry out.
Can you plant succulents in a tin can?
If you want to plant succulents in a tin can, the rule of thumb is that it needs to be at least two inches tall.
As long as your container meets this requirement, then there are many ways for you to transform it into an attractive arrangement for your home or office space. When choosing the right plants and accessories, you should consider the following.
The type of succulents you want to grow and how many per jars
What size container do you need for a certain number of plants, say three or five plants worth fifty millimeters in diameter (a few inches wide) or larger containers if you plan on planting more than five plants
What other accessories you’ll need to make your succulent plants arrangement look beautiful, like glass gems or pebbles that will contrast with the color of soil and as well as provide support for the roots of these tiny plants
The size of the jar opening. Succulents grow quickly once they are planted in a container, so you’ll want to make sure you have a wide enough opening so that they can be easily planted and removed from the jar
How much space do you have in your home or office for plants?
If it’s limited, then consider using small containers like baby food jars which will limit how many succulents you can grow.
What is the best container to plant succulents in?
Succulents are a popular plant for container gardening, and with good reason! These plants can survive in dry climates and resist insect infestations. The best pot to use is one that has holes at the bottom to allow excess water to drain out.
If you don’t have holes on your pot, place aluminum foil underneath the pots so they can absorb any overflow from watering.
The size of your succulents will determine how many plants go into each pot- smaller succulents such as sedum or sempervivum (hen and chicks) require less space than larger succulents like echeveria or Haworth tigridia (tiger jacks). For example, if you’re growing a pack of sedum, you can put anywhere from one to three plants in a pot.
Use any type of soil mix that is well-draining and has enough nutrients since succulents don’t need much water or fertilization.
If you’re planting sempervivums, then they require very little attention- just make sure to get some sort of container or pot that isn’t too deep.
Can you propagate in Mason jars?
You can propagate succulents in mason jars, but it does take a lot of time.
You need to find the right rock and start with a clean container so that you can prop up your plants without damaging roots or stems. First, place some sand on the bottom of your jar. This will help retain water and also prevent any soil from spilling out.
Next, place your rock on top of the sand to serve as a barrier between it and the soil you will fill in later. This is important because dirt can be heavy and may spill over if not placed correctly.
This post goes into detail about how succulents propagate in Mason jars, but there are other creative ways to display succulents in jars as well.
You can create a layered look by adding strips of fabric and different types of soil over the course of weeks or months, like this
This post also gives you tips for what plants work best with other plants, so that your Mason jar garden has enough room for all the growth necessary.
Growing succulents in glass bottles
The best type of glass bottle for succulents is one with a long neck. The longer the neck, the more you’ll be able to grow in your jar!
At first, wash out any dirt or residue from inside the container (you can use dish soap and water). You want it as sterile as possible before planting anything inside.
Next, place the succulents into your container. You can use a knife to cut off any excess stem and leaves so that it fits inside of the jar as best you can without touching the sides or bottom. Fill in around it with soil mix until there is just enough space for more dirt on top.