How to do it
- Make Ball Form. Fill each hanging basket partially with soil. …
- Add Moss to the Ball. Soak your sphagnum moss sheets in water and squeeze out the excess. …
- Insert Succulent Cuttings. To add succulents, use a screwdriver or awl to poke holes in the moss and down into the foam.
Simply so, how do you make a fake succulent bowl?
Follow these simple steps to get started.
- Step 1: Insert foam, and fill in empty spaces with moss. You’ll notice I didn’t fill the entire container with desert foam. …
- Step 2: Cover desert foam with moss until fully concealed. …
- Step 3: Insert faux succulent stems into foam bricks.
Similarly, how do you make a succulent moss ball?
Start by moistening soil and roll it into a ball. Include peat moss and more water as needed. A 50-50 ratio of soil and peat moss is about right when planting succulents. You can wear gloves, but it is still likely you’ll get your hands dirty, so enjoy.
How do you water a succulent sphere?
The succulent ball will need to be watered about once a week to keep it looking good. You could water the entire ball with a hose, but as the succulents grow and cover the entire sphere it will be difficult for water to penetrate inside.
Realistic Faux Succulents
These wonderful artificial succulents plants are made of high quality PVC plastic with flocking coating, so they are very realistic.
Use a serrated knife to trim the floral foam to fit inside the container. Push the foam down firmly to secure. Use hot glue to cover the floral foam with green moss. Add the faux succulents to the top and you are done!
I didn’t know if anyone else knew coffee and glue make perfect fake dirt, but I thought I’d share. Take three bottles of cheap Elmer’s-style school glue and one of those dollar store packs of coffee. Combine in a bucket and stir until it’s a thick paste. Work quickly because it sets up fast!
So, what are the best rocks for your succulent garden?
- Red Lava ¾” crushed rock.
- Desert Gold 3/8” crushed rock.
- Gambler’s Gold ¾” crushed rock.
- Mexican Beach Pebbles.
- Baja Cresta Boulders.
- Gold Quartzite Boulders.
- Baja Cresta Rubble.
Creating a succulent bowl is really easy. First fill a large terra cotta bowl with potting soil. Because succulents hate wet soil look for a mix that incorporates perlite or sand to facilitate drainage. Then, make a hole in the center of the container and drop in your tallest succulent.