Weekend DIY: succulent container

Succulent boat2

Photography by Thomas Story

When it comes to succulents, we can’t seem to get enough. With their flower-like shapes and jewel-toned colors, these unthirsty plants make a stunning living centerpiece.

Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions on planting a succulent boat of your own.



You may have noticed that the container we chose is missing a drainage hole.  Usually we’d drill one ourselves, but this is a pretty nice piece of Bauer pottery and we didn’t have the heart to do so.  Since succulents only require occasional water, you can get away with the lack of drainage holes by lightly watering once a week and tilting the pot to the side to let any excess trickle out.


Succulent boats

Here are our succulent boats ready for launch!

For more ideas, check out: Ten stylish projects with succulents which includes how to plant a vertical succulent garden and how to create a living table runner.


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  2. Dalene Coleman

    Love the arrangements! Where can I buy the “Boats” and where did you get the pink succulents?

    November 7, 2015 at 8:59 am
  3. Vera Lake

    Nice tips! Succulents are always perfect for a small garden. I already have two containers filled with different succulents on my balcony. Greets!

    August 10, 2015 at 6:05 am
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  5. Janice Zieke

    Wouldn’t you water it after planting? I know I’m new to succulents, but water seems essential.

    May 30, 2015 at 5:41 pm

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