SUCCULENT DISH GARDENS:
We can all benefit by connecting to the earth and nature, especially, during our cold winter months. Why not try your hand at creating container gardens. They bring life into your indoor living spaces and connect to the creative portion of your brain.
In this dish garden, I've created a living space for succulents. Succulents are easy to grow and provide you with many texture and color choices. They do require a special mixture of soil. You can use regular potting soil mixed with sand and small stones or you can mix in perlite. This allows for proper drainage in your container. Most succulents also love to have a shallow dish to grow in.
Indoor Lighting Requirements: Succulents prefer bright light, such as found on a south-facing window. Watch the leaves for indications that the light level is correct. If you see signs of scorching on their leaves, you've exposed them to too much direct sunlight. Alternatively, an underlit succulent will begin to stretch, with an elongated stem and widely spaced leaves.
Temperature: Succulents are more cold tolerant than we assume. In the desert regions, they survive temperatures as low as 40 degrees F. Ideally, they prefer daytime temperatures between 70-85 degrees F.
Water: Water generously to start and then allow your potting mix to dry between waterings, but do not underwater. Don't let your soil stay too wet or sit in water because this will cause plant rot ... The single most common cause of plant failure is root rot.
CONTAINERS FOR LOW LIGHT:
Everyone seems to have one area in their home that has low lighting. Creating a container garden, with the right plants, can brighten up that corner and bring texture and design to the room, as well as, make out living environment cleaner due to the carbon dioxide they
In this container, there are three (3) low light plant varieties:
1. Striped Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' or 'Gold Star'
2. Variegated Baby Rubber Plant
3. Arrowhead Vine - Pink Allusion (Nephthytis)