47 Succulent Planting Ideas with Tutorials | Succulent Garden Ideas

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See these fascinating succulent planting ideas. You will definitely find them interesting. The best part is that we have added links to the tutorials of some of the best ideas.

The succulents are an impeccable option for decorating a house. They are easy to maintain and very suitable to participate in many DIY projects for your interior and exterior space. There are so many species of succulents too. Therefore, you can enjoy beautiful combinations too.

To successfully grow succulents, you just need to follow some simple rules. There must be well-drained succulent potting soil. However, there are a lot of succulent planter ideas given here in which the planters have less or no drainage. In such a case, water the plants less often and keep them slightly dry. Don’t overwater. Also, if you use transparent containers, be sure to cover the roots very well with moss or gravel, because the exposure to light is damaging to them.

Have a look at the smart miniaturized indoor garden projects with succulents & plants here

Succulent Planting Ideas

Make beautiful compositions with succulents, experiment, and experience.


You can make interesting compositions with succulents. Succulents cover the entire surface of the soil with their dense foliage: Succulent leaves vary in color, shape, and pattern and so, beautiful combinations are possible.

Combine succulents with pebbles for creating beautiful effects. You can put real pebbles or glass pebbles.

1. Mini Succulent garden in a glass bowl

Succulents blend well with each other and are well suited for centerpieces and other decors, consider a wedding. The container may vary in size, enormously, leading to all sorts of effects. Bowls, pots, vases or glasses can be tried out for your succulent bowl garden.

In your succulent bowl garden, there will be no drainage so be careful when watering, water sporadically and keep the soil relatively dry.

You can find a complete tutorial on succulent bowl garden here

2. DIY Succulent Bookend

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Prop up your favorite reads with this easy-to-make mini garden. Succulents are easy to grow. They add a welcome pop of greenery to any book collection when planted in clear vases filled with pretty river stones. Here’s how to create your own.

3. Succulents in a DIY hanging pot

succulent planting ideas (12)Make this easy hanging succulent planter with a tray or shallow pot, succulents, threads, and candles. To make it, just plant the succulents in a tray that has holes on sides to hang (or drill a few holes). Hang the tray with the help of threads. You can also put some candles, burn those candles in the night to create an astonishing effect. Ensure you do not hang this in a windy spot.

4. Succulent Green Wall with an Old Frame

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Living frames are a great way to get your plants off the ground and grow them vertically. They let you highlight your plants as an ever-changing work of art in the same way that you would display a picture framed inside your house. To learn all the details how to make it, read this.

5. DIY Succulent Door Wreath

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The door wreath is an amazing succulent planting idea. You can easily incorporate it into your home space. It’s a wonderful thing to have in your home to welcome your guests.

Complete step by step DIY tutorial is found here.

6. Small garden embellished by some succulents

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Succulents can be integrated naturally into a rock garden or in a small garden. Follow this idea to create a beautiful small succulent garden that is also low maintenance.

Do not forget to read our post on most easy to grow houseplants

7. Pot with decorative gravel and succulents

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This splendid idea is for your garden, porch or any other outdoor or indoor space. Choose a large pot and grow a tall succulent in it. Also, grow small succulents around the plant and embellish it with decorative gravel.

8. Birdcage Succulent Planter

birdcage succulent planter

This is one of the coolest succulent planting ideas on our list. Succulents are the easiest plants to grow, and even a beginner can grow them successfully. Grow them in a birdcage to embellish your garden or a balcony.

Read our guide to find out how to make this.

9. DIY Succulent Terrarium

An aquarium without fish

An aquarium without a fish or water. It is indeed a fun project. Make a DIY succulent terrarium using succulents of various shapes and textures.

The complete tutorial is available here.

10. Stonewall decorated with succulents

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Succulents can be planted anywhere. See in the picture above succulents planted in a stone wall. Take inspiration from this idea and think more creative succulent planting ideas.

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  2. Please tell me where you got the tiny guinea fowl figurine in #9 terrarium succulent arrangement? I raise guinea fowl and succulents and would LOVE to get a similar figurine or more… thanks…

  3. I really enjoyed reading your article on Succulents it was very interesting and informative and I will be sharing them with my friends that are into the same as me I have quite a few of them now and I only have a veranda for all of my plants and I also grow lots of different plants as well I thank you very much for your wonderful information and please take care of yourself and I will be looking for more of your advice on Pinterest thanks again Debra


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