How To Create Succulents in Glass Containers

Succulents in Glass Containers

For a contemporary and simple look, plant your succulents in glass containers. Be creative with interesting shapes like a cube glass or even glass votive candle holders.

1). Since glass containers do not have a drainage hole, simply add pumice on the bottom layer for drainage.

2). Then add activated charcoal or lava rocks on top of the pumice to prevent algae build up in the glass container.

3). Before planting the succulents, use a well-drained cactus mix that contains no peat moss. Peat moss is too acidic for succulents and retains moisture, which may lead to root rot for succulents.

4). Now you can determine the design: If you aim for a 360 degree view, then place your largest or signature succulent in the center of the container. If the arrangement is viewed from the front, then simply place the succulent in the back and the rest of smaller plants in front.

You can use a variety of succulents such as Sempervivum arachnoideum “Green Houseleek” Sedum burrito “Donkey’s Tail,” and Anacampseros rufescens “Rainbow Sand Rose”. These plants are featured in the star shaped glass container or use a single plant like the Anacampseros rufescens “Purple Sand Rose” in the larger glass piece.

Care: If kept indoors, place your glass container near a bright, sunny window that is well-ventilated and water about once every two weeks. Water around the succulents and top of the soil. If kept outdoors on a patio table, give the plants filtered sunlight and water about once every 10 days.

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  1. Kerrie Fearby on March 5, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    They will eventually all die

  2. Terry Klemesrud on March 5, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Very pretty!

  3. JZ media on March 5, 2021 at 10:45 pm


  4. Per Shop on March 5, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I like how carelessly the plants are put into the star container.

  5. FabDIYlifehacks on March 5, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I just bought the same star container earlier this evening and drilled a drainage hole in the bottom. Do I still need the rocks at the bottom or will soil and decorative top dressing do just fine? Thank you.

  6. Shanthala shalu on March 5, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    How many months can we keep our succulents like dis plsss reply

  7. Andrea Connelly on March 5, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Where can I find cactus soil without peat moss?

  8. Brown Body Vlogs on March 5, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    if I don’t have pumice or carbon, can I just drill a hole into the glass?

  9. Ice Blue on March 5, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I learned a lot. Thank you.

  10. TJ Wash on March 5, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Music 👎

  11. ArtistaPooja Hindi on March 5, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Nice video.. Love to see succulents 💞💞

  12. Jaqueline Tavares Santos on March 5, 2021 at 11:12 pm


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  14. Being True on March 5, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Can I add activated charcoal power instead of charcoal rocks?
    If I go for rocks I need to buy them and I already have powered charcoal.

  15. N C on March 5, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    cool! I’ve been wanting to use some nice glass bowls I have but was afraid glass would heat up the succulents too much. I keep them outside in Tropical climate. So heat is not a concern even if kept in bright shade?

  16. Ayu Abdullah on March 5, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Dont need to fill up container with water?

  17. Amita Parmar on March 5, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    nice video

  18. AnimalsAndReports on March 5, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    99cent store containers, good deals 🐼

  19. Kristy Oliver on March 5, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    What are the white rocks you put on top?

  20. 10TOES on March 5, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Nice video other than the music is way to loud, even when volume is turned down to low.

  21. JM Adenium on March 5, 2021 at 11:34 pm

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  22. Sonali Sharma on March 5, 2021 at 11:35 pm


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