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How to Make a Succulent Wreath With Real, Living Plants

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How to Make a Succulent Wreath With Real, Living Plants

Making your own succulent wreath is surprisingly easy. You can pick your favorite shapes and textures from more than 60 plant families. For this wreath, florist Mark Kintzel chose varieties of the genus Echeveria, which resembles a flower with its geometric leaves; Sedum, a low-growing, rounded green plant; Pachyphytum, whose plump, fleshy leaves have a powdery white coating; Portulacaria, compact, green, and shrub-like; and Gasteria, a spiky tongue-like plant closely related to aloe.

1. Prep your materials

How to Make a Succulent Wreath With Real, Living Plants

Cover your work surface with craft paper. Submerge the wreath frame in water for 30 minutes, then remove and let drain for 10 minutes. Attach florist wire to the back of the wreath frame if you plan to hang it. Take the succulents out of their containers and wipe the soil from each root system. Plan your design by arranging the succulents in a circle the same size as your wreath.

2. Plant your wreath

How to Make a Succulent Wreath With Real, Living Plants

Using a screwdriver, poke a hole in the wreath, slightly spreading the netting and the sphagnum moss so the root system will fit inside. Make a fairly deep insertion, but don’t poke straight through. To enlarge the opening, snip the mesh around the hole with scissors. Insert the succulent root into the hole and squeeze the sphagnum moss of the wreath around its base.

3. Secure the succulents

How to Make a Succulent Wreath With Real, Living Plants

To anchor the plants, insert a floral pin around a leaf or stem of each succulent. This will keep them in place, especially if you plan to hang the wreath before they are fully rooted in the frame, which takes six to eight weeks.

4. Fill in the gaps

How to Make a Succulent Wreath With Real, Living Plants

Continue around the entire frame until all plants are placed and then tuck Spanish moss around the succulents to fill in the wreath, hiding any exposed part of the frame.

5. Keep your plants hydrated

How to Make a Succulent Wreath With Real, Living Plants

Soak the entire wreath in a basin of water for about 15 minutes once a week, or whenever you feel it getting dry. Succulents will also benefit from a weekly misting. Hang your living wreath in a sunny indoor spot or display it on a sun-splashed tabletop. After the holidays, you can re-pot the succulents into new arrangements and place them around your home.

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