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How To Create A Succulent Garden Centerpiece



I just spent 10 glorious days in Sedona Arizona. Everywhere you go there were cactuses and succulents. I love assorted succulent plants that form little works of art. These perfect succulents table decors are great for any space in your home. Learn how to create a succulent garden centerpiece that will bring a little of the beautiful southwest into your home.




  • Mini succulents plants
  • Large wide mouth container (I used an old tray)
  • Cactus potting mix. ( You can make your own using soil and sand to make more porous.)
  • A variety of succulents with different textures and shapes
  • Gravel
  • Water
  • Plastic Liner




  1. Cut a piece of plastic bag the same size as the bottom of the tray. This will create a lining to protect the wood from rot. Because I will not be watering very much, the chance of wood rot is low.
  2. Places a layer of gravel on the bottom of the tray, this drainage is so the succulents don’t get wood rot.
  3.  Add a layer of the cactus potting soil, which will provide fast drainage. To make your own cactus potting soil blend potting soil and sand at equal parts.
  4. Start planting the succulents with the largest succulent either in the middle or toward the side as a focal point. Take them out of the mini pots and place roots in the soil. Add the remainder of the assorted plants into a pretty succulent arrangement.
  5. Add soil wherever is needed. You want all the roots to be covered.
  6. Take the succulent arrangement outside and use a watering can and give the soil a dose. The roots are good at providing moisture to the plants. Do not over water. This can also create wood rot! Only water every 3 to 4 days depending on how dry they get.


Whether they are indoor succulent garden centerpieces. Are you inspired to create one? For more garden ideas with unique containers check out my 3 tier herb garden.



  1. What a great upcycle for a so-so tray. I looks like it might have had ceramic tiles in it; finding replacements the right size might have been tough. With my black thumbs, I’m sticking to the faux succulents!

    1. I am hoping these succulents stay healthy! Lately I have been lucky with plants so hopefully they will be around in a few month. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. What fun Maria and succulents are always so rewarding. Love the tray you used to plant them in too

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