Winter is a good time to spruce up your home or office with some easy-to-maintain greenery! Exposure to plant life is shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, productivity, and creativity, and speed up recovery from illness. And plants improve indoor air quality!
Succulent gardens are super easy to take care of–all they need is light (aim for 6 hours a day) and a little water every now and then (about once a week). All of the supplies for a homemade succulent garden can be found at a local nursery, Home Depot, or even a thrift store.
Also check out these creative variations on DIY succulent gardens:
Tips for growing succulents indoors:
- Make sure to put rocks or pebbles at the bottom of your planter to help drain the soil (succulents shouldn’t sit in moist soil).
- Pour a thin layer of activated charcoal over the pebbles to soak up odor from the sitting water.
- Let the soil dry thoroughly between waterings.
- Give the plants as much light as possible.
- If your indoor sunlight exposure is iffy, opt for the more green succulent varieties–they’re more likely to survive indoors than the blues and purples.