Decorating Your Home with Succulents in Glass Vases
Slowly and steadily, succulents are becoming an integral part of every garden. And why shouldn’t they, such beautiful and mesmerizing plants with so much ease to grow and care for, are surely destined to become a garden’s star.
As succulents are naturally self-sufficient, means they do not require high maintenance from us, and they can flourish without human intervention.
A variety of containers are preferred to accommodate these beauties in the indoors, like clay, ceramic, wooden, glass, etc.
Every container type has got its benefits and is suitable for a purpose or place in your home and office. Some are good for placing near your windows; some are for hanging, while some can decorate your tabletop and other furniture.
Attractiveness and benefits of succulents have compelled nature lovers to have them at places where they sit around or spend most of the time of their day.
These places could be their dining table, study table, bed, the relaxing chair in the entertainment room, etc. Glass vases are apt for these places, as first of all they look terrific and secondly, they are not messy are suitable for the areas, that need to keep clean and dry.
Glass vases are available in many types with a drainage hole or without, colored, designer shapes, etc. you should choose according to your need and choice.
Now, when you have planned to have a succulent in a glass container, you must be familiar with issues that you may encounter, and you must also know the solutions to them.
Here are items that you will need to at the time when you are moving your succulents to glass vases from nursery pots.
- Glass Bowl
- Potting Soil mix
- Garden Trowel
- Decorative sand, pebbles, gravel, etc.
- Small Spoon
- Filtered Water
- Mesh Tape (if required)
- Craft paintbrush and other decoration items, as per liking
Equipped with your tools, now you can proceed to your first step of moving your newly brought succulent to a glass container.
IDENTIFY YOUR VASE REQUIREMENT FIRST
Whenever you are planning to have a succulent inside your home or office, first try to identify the spot where you are planning to put the glass vases.
Depending on that, you will be able to assess the size of the vases and the shape of it. If you are planning to put your glass pot on the center table, then it could be a square or round bowl, etc. And if you are hoping to have that pot on a corner table, then you may look for tall vases also.
Similarly, you can also decide the color or texture of your vase, according to your requirements.
CHOOSE THE SUITABLE SUCCULENT TYPE
Glass vases are suitable for decoration at indoor places where we don’t want a messy atmosphere. Like it could be a place like the top of a wooden table, a decorative shelf, top of a fridge, etc.
Glass vases are suitable for containing succulents that could live with minimal water feed. If glass vases with drainage holes are in use, there would be a risk of water leakage on your furniture or potting place. On the other hand, if there is no drainage hole, then your succulent can drown in the water in case of overwatering.
MOVING YOUR SUCCULENT FROM NURSERY POT TO GLASS VASE
First, you should put mesh tape on the drainage hole of your vase, if any, for excess water, do not wash away nutrients.
Now, gently remove your succulents from nursery pots, which are said to retain more of it. Remove the dead leaves gently and put the succulent in the vase, and add potting soil of your choice.
You can make your soil mix at home instead of buying it from the store. Now, level the soil mix and decorate the topsoil layer with gravel and pebbles.
PUT YOUR GLASS VASE TO THE LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE
After filling with soil mix, you can add water to the vase so as the excess water gets removed before moving to an indoor location if the vase has a drainage hole.
In case of no drainage pot, add minimal water; so it could dry up soon. Now, you can place it at the location you want.
If you have multiple, you can arrange them in style, design, or put at different places of your choice.
THE FINAL TOUCH
Moving your vase from one place to another might disturb the plant’s setting a bit or its décor.
So, make sure, roots of the succulents have not come above the soil, or soil has not dislodged to one side, level up the things if they have gone worse. And also, pull out the leaves of the succulent if they have got buried in it.
You can have some more décor with the vase as per liking; only make sure your succulent has enough space to breathe.
You are known to a procedure to prepare your glass container for succulent, but some small tips might help you perform this task better.
- Remove dead leaves from succulent you are planting in a glass bowl, also loosen up the roots, as if they are in the natural state.
- When you are filling the vase with potting soil, be sure to keep it around 1 inch below the vase’s edge. As you have to place decorative stones, etc. later, also there should be some room for watering purposes.
- Brush off the extra soil on the edge of the container or which is sticking to the inner side of it above the potting soil level. It will provide a cleaner look, especially after adding water to it.
- Gently pat down the potting soil to have a flat surface, as you have to add a layer of decorative sand and pebbles on it.
- Slowly put the decorative sand over the soil surface; you can use the spoon to pour the sand beside succulent and to level the sand surface.
- Again you can brush off the extra sand from the edge of the glass bowl.
- Lastly, add the filtered water to the soil and sand mix carefully, and you can also pour some water on leaves to wash away soil and sand from their surface. It will help look your succulents brighter and cleaner.
- Finally, you can use the paintbrush to show you creativity on a glass vase or also can use some decorative items to heighten the glamour of it. And you are ready with natural beauties to amplify your indoor aura to the next level.
After transferring your succulent to a glass container, you must be hoping to have a marvelous sight of green, blooming succulents in you indoors. Although succulents are more welcoming to neglecting behavior, a thriving succulent needs some look after and attention to details, later also.
- Prefer an open glass container to a closed one; it will allow proper aeration and make you succulents feel close to the natural environment.
- Succulents hate overwatering; their roots start to rot if they get exposed to excess moisture, so water rarely. And in the case of glass vases, excess water can be big trouble if your vase has a drainage hole; there will be a mess on the table. And if it doesn’t have it, then you might have a rotten succulent after some watering turns.
- Remember, different succulents have different water needs; always keep that in mind from the start, when you are buying your succulent to when you are taking care of it in your room. Also, keep in mind the climate conditions, as the same succulent can ask for different requirements outdoors.
- Succulents adapt to the indoor atmosphere, and, due to being an indoor variety, their sunlight needs are minimal. Prefer to give them the morning and evening sunlight, as it is less harsh to leaves and other parts of it.
- You can use artificial LED light around the vase to fulfill their remaining sunlight needs.
The above info must be helpful for the succulent lovers who are planning to have an indoor décor of succulents in glass vases. As you will proceed through this blog and will apply its learning, you will come up with more methods and facts that we hope you will share at our portal later.