Succulents in a Tea Cup
Would you love to have plants but don't want much work? If so, these succulents in teacup are perfect. This project is easy and affordable and cute, isn't it? Ideal for offices, bedrooms, and kitchen windows.
This is such a fun and affordable DIY project. And so easy, anyone can do it. Involve the children too. First step, find the cups of tea you want to use. It's best if your cups have their dishes.
You can also use some cups you have at home. You never know what you'll find.
Cheaper planting ideas: are painted metal cans, an old bowl, rustic wooden box, vintage kitchen pans, teapots, old sauce cans, plastic bottles, old bricks. Use your imagination!
The best part? This is not one of those plants you plant and then dies. Succulents are known for their beauty and stamina, and they don't need much of you to survive. Naturally, they are grown in arid and dry conditions and are designed by nature to retain water.
We start with washing and drying the cup and saucer. Using a good adhesive, secure the cup to the saucer and let dry. Place a tablespoon of small stones on the bottom of each cup of tea. A half-inch layer is enough. Fill the cup with a mixture of soil for succulents.
Use hot glue. If you have. These cups will simply look pretty on a sift or sunny ledge. All you need is a glue good enough to keep the cup from slipping. The reason for the pebbles is to prevent the roots of the succulent from sitting in the water. Choose a drainage floor. Opt for a cactus blend.
Use your finger to create a hole to plant in the earth-filled cup. Remove the succulent from the container in which it came in (No succulents? Buy them here). Use your hands to remove the lower third (or more) of the root ball and dirt. Gently place the succulent in the hole you created in the teacup. Some important points ... don't pack the floor when you're creating a hole for the plant. You want the soil to be light and loose to give the succulent root system a chance to grow.
Place more soil around the edges and over the cup of tea. Gently press the soil around the base of the plant, but do not pack the soil. If desired, add more pebbles as a decorative touch to the top of the floor. Water the plant. A good golden rule? If you have a 50 millilitre tea cup, water with about half that amount of water. Adding the stones is not only beautiful, but also helps to keep dirt in place and moist soil.