Potting Rose Succulent

Good morning loves! I bought a new plant from the market yesterday.  I wanted to start gardening again but afraid I will not be able to care for them as I have absolutely so little time in my hands.  Maybe I will someday but for now, I would have to settle for small indoor plants that I could easily care for.  This interesting succulent definitely caught my eye.  I love how its leaves form a flower-like pattern.  After spending some time Googling, I found out that its name is Echeveria halbingeri (according to the international crassulaceae network).
Potting Rose Succulent




Here are the things I used for this very simple project:
1.  Crushed white marbles
2.  A small bowl
3.  Rocks
4.  The echeveria plant
5.  A small plate
Potting Rose Succulent
First thing I did was I chose a bowl that would fit my plant.  I chose one that is a little larger to make room for the growth of the plant.  According to this site, planting echeveria in a container that is too large could retain lots of moisture which would not be good for this kind of plant that are used to dry climates, i.e., deserts from which they are usually found.
Potting Rose Succulent

Next, I went ahead and placed some rocks at the bottom of the bowl.  This would help with the drainage as I am not going to be putting a hole on my bowl. A thick layer of rocks is enough for proper drainage so that the roots would not be sitting on wet soil.
Potting Rose Succulent
Next, I added a thin layer of crushed marbles just enough to cover my layer of large rocks.
Potting Rose Succulent

Next, I removed the plant from its plastic container then soaked it in a separate bowl of water then teased the roots a bit so that the roots can hang freely to avoid forming a tangle of root ball.
Potting Rose Succulent
I placed the plant at the center of the bowl together with the soil that came with it then covered it with another layer of white marbles.  This is how it looked like after.  I watered it just enough to wet the leaves and the soil and rocks underneath.
Potting Rose Succulent

This would now be placed on my working table just beside our bedroom window :)  It would be the perfect spot for abundant morning sunlight.
Potting Rose Succulent

Hope you liked my little project today :)
Til next time!
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64 comments:

  1. I've been seeing a lot of people planting succulents lately. Looks really nice! :D

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    1. thank you so much dear. i appreciate it :)

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  3. Awww that's nice! I'd like to do some gardening too but I have no time for it :(
    Please stop by my today's blog post "get to know me better" on http://www.milanotime.net and you can ask me anything you want (simply by commenting on ths blog post) :)
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    1. we're on the same boat dear. it's frustrating because i loooove gardening.it gives me a sense of peace :) will visit your blog today :) thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Nice work! I adore rose succelnts, they're so original and look amazing :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  5. one of my succulants died under my care huhuhu, my sister just adopted the two remaining but someday i'll try to take care of succulants again

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    1. awww :( that's sad. mine's doing great now. i just place a spray bottle of water beside it to remind me when it's time to water the plant. hope you can try taking care of them again :)

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  6. im not sure if ive mentioned this before but i really like how you take pics and the fonts you use on them angel and your DIY posts are so much fun to browse :)

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    1. thank you so much shayne! i truly truly appreciate your kind words :) lalo tuloy ako nainspire. thank you! thank you! thank you! you made my day. have a great weekend dear! god bless your kind heart!

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  7. What a pretty rose succulent and pot! I like the look of succulents and they seem heartier and easier to care for than other plants.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. true! ^_^ thanks for stopping by doll!

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  8. Your DIY posts are always amazing, and this plant is so cute!

    See you xx

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    1. wow! thank you charline! :) i appreciate your kind words. thank you! thank you from the bottom of my heart! :)

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  9. A great project. I used to love flowers when I was a teenager. I still love them, but I wouldn't have any in my house as I don't want any extra work. I have a fish tank and I am also trying to get rid of it as I am no prepared to spend any time cleaning it… Quite sad when life becomes so busy that you need to ditch everything just to get a few extra minutes of sleep.. :)
    Thank you very much for your wonderful comment on my blog. It's such an honour for me to be compared to Gwen Stefani!!! She is amazing and she has amazing style!
    Have a lovely weekend, Angel!
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    1. sad but true! time passes by so quickly as we get older i guess :( love the photos on your blog :) you love gwen too? i'm her #1 fan and you look like her on your photoshoot :) stay pretty girl. keep in touch! have a great weekend!

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  10. Amazing post… loving the DIY plant edition... lol I adore to garden...
    Happy weekend! Xox from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. thanks for stopping by my blog dear! :)

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  11. Nice plant! In the past I used to water some neighbours' flowers when they were on holiday and they had some similar plants.
    Have a nice weekend!!!

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  12. What a lovely post! I'm moving in a couple of months and I'm definitely bookmarking this DIY to my "home inspiration" folder :)

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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  13. I love small plants like these. I love bonsai trees in particular! :) They're perfect to add more life to any space you have in your home.

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    1. love bonsai too! thanks for stopping by rea :)

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  14. aww great idea! love this one!
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    xx
    ellie

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    1. thanks ellie :) will visit you blog today ;)

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  15. sis :) how much? and where did you buy it? :)

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    1. sis, 50 pesos. i bought it from our local market. if jan sa manila, try cartimar or MSBF and that one mall near MSBF, every weekend lang i think dun sa mall. i've seen these sa SM makati din before.

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  16. What a great post! im terrible with plants...they all die :(
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. awwww! this one's super easy to care for. don't give up ;)

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  17. I love succulents, they are so pretty. You can create a little living wall decoration with them! I'm a little late in the commenting game, just had some trouble with the internet. Seems ok now!
    The Mrs. Diaz Chronicle

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    1. yay! me too :) kinda late replying on comments. will be visiting blogs later :) thanks maita!

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  18. This is so lovely indeed! :) I adore it!
    xx, Tina
    www.tinasstylesinners.blogspot.com

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  19. I love this! I have a lot of hobbies and would love to foray into gardening but taking care of plants scare me. It's a big commitment. :(

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    1. yes indeed :) starting small always boosts your confidence :) thanks for stopping by sheryl!

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  20. Nice hobby dear . Loved this post :)
    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

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  21. This type of plant would be a good piece of decor inside the house.

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