I love how succulent plants look in a strawberry pot. This is a medium sized strawberry pot, and hold lots of succulent plants.
When I brought this strawberry pot home from the store and unwrapped it, I realized there were no drainage holes. I am not a good enough succulent plant gardener to risk trying to grow them without the benefit of drainage holes. So I got out my trusty drill, fitted it with a bit for drilling ceramics and put in several large holes.
Planting Strawberry Pot with Succulent Plants
- Cover Drainage Holes - Use a piece of plastic window screening, paper towel or a coffee filter to cover drainage holes - anything that will keep soil in and let water out.
- Fill Strawberry Jar with Potting Soil - Make sure to use either a potting mix that is designed specifically for succulents or add perlite or pumice to any good potting soil. Fill your jar, making sure that all the pockets are filled as well and then firm the soil gently.
- Plant Succulents - Carefully take your plants out of their pots. If there is extra soil, you can gently take some off. Put your largest succulent plants in the top of the strawberry jar, making sure to plant them at the same level they were in their nursery pot. Fill the pockets with smaller succulents. Some succulents, like hens and chicks will root if placed on top of the soil
- Water Gently - Add water to your strawberry pot so that the soil becomes moist, not wet. You will want to make sure that the pockets get some water too. During the summer, keep the soil moist. If you live in a cold climate, bring your succulent strawberry pot inside and water only after the soil has dried out. Keep in bright indirect light.
Most plants in this container were provided by Costa Farms.