I love this sweet little succulent container that we created this year. Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE succulents. I’m quite obsessed with them and their beautiful colors, textures, shapes and sizes. Fortunately, my husband also likes them so he helps support my habit by bringing me a fresh supply of succulent plants whenever he happens upon some (even better than a bouquet of fresh cut flowers, what can I say he knows the way to my heart).
The colors are really vibrant right now due to some colder nights we had recently and being introduced back into bright sunlight. Succulents will typically have more vibrant colors when they are stressed. Stress can be caused by extreme temperatures (cold or hot), too much sunlight or not enough, and drought like conditions. Don’t worry your plants will revert back to their normal colors once the stress is removed or conditions improve. I actually don’t mind that my succulents are a little stressed out because I love their vibrant colors so much right now.
The picture below is the same container last year. You can see the color combinations are more subdued than this year’s pot but there are some really great textures in the pot. I revamp our succulent containers each year, moving plants around to create new combinations and replacing any plants that don’t make it through the winters so well. The only plant that I kept the same in the aloe all the way in the back of this pot, you’ll notice it is a shade of dark green while currently it is more a shade of dark purple (a great example of the differences in color for stressed out plants).
Sedum Adolphii Firestorm.
I love using our succulent containers as a centerpiece on our tables.
Drop me a note, I’d love to hear about your succulent creations and your favorites to use in containers.