I recently developed a love for succulents and cacti, most likely because I haven’t actually killed them yet… but that’s neither here nor there. A few weeks ago my love and I took a weekend to get out of town, and I stumbled across a little garden shop that seemed to focus primarily on succulents, where I bought a hanging wall terrarium. (Don’t worry, you can find them all over amazon for around $10-$15, like this one!)
Initially I had thought it was going to be a pain to put together. Honestly, I thought my hands were too big, I was going to break it and it was going to be a bloody mess, but it wasn’t!
What I Used:
- Clay pebbles
- Small stones
- Cactus soil
- 2 succulents (less or more depending on size and desire)
- Put a decent layer of the clay pebbles on the bottom. This helps with the drainage so the roots of the plants don’t become over watered and mold, thus killing your plant. I wish I had gotten more, but you live you learn.
- Add a second layer with the small stones, saving a few for later. I shook it around a little to make sure the clay and stones were settled before adding soil.
- Add a layer good, but thin layer of cactus soil, you’ll add more in a minute.
- Place your succulents in the arrangement you want. This is where things got tricky. I ended up using two kabob skewers like chopsticks to help move them around until I was happy.
- Add more soil as you get the plants placed in your desired spot, make sure the soil is covering the roots.
- I used the extra pebbles to put near the base of the succulents to help them stand until they settled in.
- Add a top layer of moss for prettiness and boom, you’re done!
- Hit a nail into the wall, hang and enjoy!
I’d ideally like to get at least two more once we move. I am in love with how the one looks and once we have more wall space, I think a trifecta would be perfect!
All together I spent about $45, which includes the glass terrarium, which was over twice the price than Amazon. I would estimate them to be about $30 give or take.