How to Plant Succulent Wreaths
Our Succulent Wreath Kit Includes:
- Sphagnum Moss Wreath frame
- Succulent cuttings
- Lay wreath frame flat.
- Place the cuttings through netting holes into the sphagnum moss by using a nail to make the holes in the sphagnum large enough to accept the cuttings. Place frame in a bright filtered light (not intense hot sun) for the rooting process.
- Allow the plants to form roots for approximately 3 weeks. Check for roots after two weeks and when roots are about 1/8th to 1/4 inch, it is time to water. Water the frame by setting the frame in one inch of water for about 10 minutes. Remove from the water and do not water again until the wreath dries out, about 4 to 5 days.
- After about 8 to 10 weeks the plants will be rooted enough to hang the frame.
- Hang the frame in a location that provides morning sun, or filtered all day sun. It does not do well in hot direct sunlight.
Succulent Wreath Maintenance
The wreath will change over time and can last up to 5 years. At the time the wreath is getting over grown, it can be pruned into cuttings and the cuttings can be used to plant a new wreath frame.
Water by placing the entire wreath in about one inch of water for about 10 minutes. Remove from the water and allow to drain before rehanging. The wreath will need to be watered about every 4 to 5 days.
Fertilize with any all purpose fertilizer using about 1/4 dose every fourth or 5th watering.
When your wreath is getting old and the frame is beginning to fall apart, you can do any number of things. We suggest to customers that they set the wreath on a bed of soil, in a pot, or in the ground. A few weeks after doing this, the plants will root through the frame into the bed of soil and grow pretty much forever. One of our customers told me us that cut the wreath into three inch sections and planted the individually in containers. The great thing about the wreath is that it may not last forever as a wreath, but it can last pretty much forever as a succulent garden. Enjoy!