HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN HALLOWEEN SUCCULENT ARRANGEMENT

Are you looking for some fun holiday projects? Check out our succulent Trick-or-Treat arrangement. We paired fun spiky, fuzzy, and colorful succulents with witches, mummies, monsters, and more. Combine your favorite succulent varieties with your favorite spooky characters to create your own personalized Halloween scene.

Building a Halloween Succulent Arrangement

Materials used:
Kellogg Garden Products: Palm, Cactus, & Citrus Soil
Stones for drainage & design
Halloween items from Hobby Lobby
A variety of succulents from Green Thumb Nursery – San Marcos

Succulents:

  • Happy Halloween bowl: Echeveria, Portulacaria afra variegata, Tillandsia, Sedum ‘Lemon Coral,’ Crassula ‘Devil’s Horns’, Crassula Mesembryanthemoides
  • Frankenstein bowl: Othonna ‘Ruby Necklace,” and Echeveria
  • Mummy bowl: Crassula perforata variegata, Sedum morganianum, Boston Fern, Tillandsia ‘Fuego’
  • Frankenstein head bowl: Echeveria, Fenestraria rhopalophylla, Ornamental Pepper Plant

How to:

1. Ensure proper drainage. Begin with medium sized pebbles at the bottom of your Halloween bowl. This will allow for better drainage so your succulents don’t get overwatered.

2. Soil. Pour some organic soil into your pot. If you want to half-bury any Halloween decorations, now is the time! Do not fill up the soil all the way, leave ample room for your succulents to be placed in as well. If you add too much soil, your succulents will be sticking up too high!

3. Plant. Now for the fun part! Pick a couple succulent varieties that look good together and have the same water and light needs, and plant them in the pot. Add more soil to surround the succulents and fill up the pot.

4. Decorate. Add small black pebbles on top of your soil and around your planted succulents to add a spooky feel to your arrangement. Add any other small Halloween decorations such as spiders, witches, vampires, and pumpkins.

Add your favorite spooky characters in your Halloween succulent design and enjoy!

Succulent Care Tips

Watering: Soak and Dry
Othonna ‘Ruby Necklace
Echeveria
Portulacaria afra variegata

Watering: Dry to Normal
Sedum ‘Lemon Coral

Watering: Stores Water – Do not over water
Crassula ‘Devil’s Horns
Crassula Mesembryanthemoides
Crassula Perforata Variegata
Sedum Morganianum

Partial Sun to Bright Shade
Sedum morganianum

Full Sun to Bright Shade
Othonna ‘Ruby Necklace
Echeveria
Crassula ‘Devil’s Horns
Crassula perforata variegata
Fenestraria rhopalophylla

Full Sun to Partial Shade
Portulacaria afra variegata
Sedum ‘Lemon Coral
Crassula Mesembryanthemoides

Non-Succulent Care Tips

Full Sun – Moist Soil
Ornamental Pepper Plant

Bright Indirect Light – Moist Soil
Boston Fern

Air Plants
Tillandsia – Bright Filtered Light. Growing Tillandsia indoors where the air is dry, submerge the plant in water for 2-3 hours approximately every two weeks. In a shaded-house or unheated home, you can use a soaking mist once or twice a week in the summer, once a month in cooler weather.

Remember to consult with your local nursery for care instructions for the succulents you choose to incorporate in your arrangement. This project is a fun way to get your kids involved in gardening and a great way to make your own Halloween decorations!

See Also: OCTOBER GARDEN HAPPENINGS

See Also: PUMPKIN VARIETIES FOR THE HOME GARDEN

No Comments

Post A Comment

Soil Calculator
Calculate how much soil you'll need for your next project
Select Your Project
Select Your Calculation Method

Input Your Measurements (Length x Width x Depth)
Switch to inches >

ft
X
ft
X
in
sq ft
X
in
Select Your Calculation Method

Input Your Measurements (Quantity x Diameter x Height)

X
in
X
in
X
gallon