One of my favorite things to do is find interesting containers and use them as succulent planters. An old file box is great because it’s easy to add drainage holes to and its patina just gets better with age!
Last summer I added a bunch of succulents to this box, but it was neglected since then, so it was certainly ready for a refresh!
The first step was to clean out the old plants and fill the container with new soil.
Harddy Succulents is my go to for succulent cuttings. They work great for a project like this.
For this arrangement, I added a dramatic cutting in the center of the container to build off of.
Then I added in some matching succulents to balance it out.
I kept adding in succulents, using a variety of colors and textures. For example, I used a leafy succulent near a spiky one for contrast.
Keep adding in plants until you are satisfied!
I like to add moss to cover any holes or dirt that are showing. And there you have it… a fun file box full of succulents that would make a great gift for your favorite teacher or students to welcome them back to school!
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