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How to make a succulent dish garden

This design was inspired by Monet's Water Lilies. I first saw it in Succulent Container Gardens by Debra Lee Baldwin. It was designed by the California Cactus Center.

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Drill a hole for drainage.

Drill a hole for drainage.

Add the Cacti Potting Mix.

Add the Cacti Potting Mix.

Gather your succulents.

Gather your succulents.

Plant your lily pad Aeonium.

Plant your lily pad Aeonium.

I had a large Echeveria so I planted it next.

I had a large Echeveria so I planted it next.

I then planted some Echeveria cuttings to fill out the dish garden.

I then planted some Echeveria cuttings to fill out the dish garden.

You could stop here and put a layer of beach glass.

You could stop here and put a layer of beach glass.

But I added a few more Hens and Chicks to fill out the dish.

But I added a few more Hens and Chicks to fill out the dish.

Give it a gentle spray of water to rinse the dirt from the succulents.

Give it a gentle spray of water to rinse the dirt from the succulents.

Add the beach glass.

Add the beach glass.

Done. \ud83d\udc4d

Done. 👍

I saved a bit of the beach glass to add to the top dressing as it settles after a few waterings.

I saved a bit of the beach glass to add to the top dressing as it settles after a few waterings.

  • Shallow Pot or Planting Dish
  • Cacti Potting Mix
  • Lily Pad Aeonium
  • Purple and Pink Echeveria
  • Beach Glass for topdressing