Longevity. From the time the wreath is planted, you can count on at least one year of use if you have any sense of growing succulents at all. More common is for a wreath to last 2 to 5 years and I have had one customer who reported success for 10 years!
People also ask, how do you make a succulent wreath?
In this regard, how do you make a sphagnum moss succulent wreath?
Using a pencil, make a hole for the succulent and insert the root into the moss. Once you have three or four in the moss, start securing them with a piece of wire. Wrap it carefully around the wreath, being careful not to pull off the leaves of the succulent plants. Continue all the way around the wreath form.
How do you trim a succulent wreath?
The maintenance is relatively simple on these wreaths and you may need to clip out an occasional dead leaf every now and then. If any of the succulents start to crowd and outgrow each other over time, then you can prune them out, let the stems heal over and replant. Think of it as the wreath which keeps on giving!
Keep It Moisturized
One of the most important steps in keeping a wreath lively and fragrant is preventing it from drying out. Spritzing the wreath with water every other day or so will help greatly, especially in warmer climates.
- Soak your potting soil and sphagnum moss in water. …
- Line the inside of the wreath with sphagnum moss, then fill with soil. …
- Carefully plant your plants around the wreath. …
- Water your wreath and lay flat for about a week. …
- Hang your wreath. …
- Water wreath 2-3 times a week to make sure it lasts its full potential.
To craft your own wreath, you’ll need a 15- or 16-inch sphagnum moss living wreath frame ($15, amazon.com); 30 to 35 succulents ($40 for 20, amazon.com); Spanish moss ($4, amazon.com), floral pins ($5, amazon.com), and floral stem wire ($4, amazon.com); plus a screwdriver, scissors, and craft paper or newspaper to …
Simply place cactus pads on your wreath form. Make sure to overlap to cover base.
- 5-6 spineless cactus pads.
- Wreath form.
- Toothpicks & gloves.
- Flower or bow for your embellishment.