Cinco De Container Gardens: Make Every Day a Fiesta with Indoor Plants

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Cinco De Container Gardens: Make Every Day a Fiesta with Indoor Plants

May is around the corner! Excitement is in the air as we approach a month full of fun, celebrations, and warm weather. Need festive container garden ideas? Make every day a fiesta and decorate your home with indoor plants and pottery inspired by Cinco de Mayo!



graffiti cactus plants

New to gardening? Start with indoor container gardens! Give your green thumb a boost with easy-to-grow cacti and succulents. These unique plants come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors so you can find the perfect variety for your space. Succulents and cacti do well in sunny windowsills or with bright light in your home.

cactus plants

Native to the desert, cactus can survive for long periods of time without moisture. They store moisture and nutrients in their tissues.

sansieveria plant

Succulents resemble cacti in many ways except they do not grow spines. Succulent means “juicy” because of their juice-filled leaves. Succulents store water and nutrients in their leaves and stems to allow the plant to grow.

red grafted cactus

Explore our pre-made selections for easy decorating or make your own desert-themed indoor container garden! To learn more, visit our blog here for tips on how to create a desert-themed container garden!



bromeliad plant

Bromeliads are native to the tropics and can be found in nature growing on trees and rocks or growing in the Earth. As houseplants, bromeliads are the perfect choice because they are low maintenance and grow well.


Bromeliads need bright, indirect light and should be watered only when the soil is dry. Their foliage can take on many different shapes from thin to broad and flat leaves, and the blooms come in many different textures and colors. The bright colors of Bromeliads are the perfect accent to add some sizzle to your festive displays and indoor container gardens!

Learn more about how to care for Bromeliad plants!



red kalanchoe

Kalanchoes are low-maintenance succulents with exceptional, long-lasting blooms. They thrive in bright, indirect sunlight near a sunny, south-facing window if kept indoors. After planting, water deeply and allow the soil to dry before its next watering.

close up of orange kalanchoe

Kalanchoe plants are photoperiodic meaning they bloom in response to the length of the day, making them a perfect plant to enjoy for many fiestas to come!



aloe vera

Aloe Vera’s attractive succulent, sword-like leaves emerge light green in spring, turning bluish-green in color the rest of the year. They are a wonderful accent to any indoor container garden and are widely used in commercial trade as an ointment or herbal remedy. It is a relatively low maintenance plant and prefers dry to average moisture levels and will not tolerate standing water. Aloe Vera is drought-tolerant and a great choice for new gardeners.

Add dynamic, green foliage to your Cinco de Mayo displays with Aloe Vera.



sansieveria plant

Sansevieria is known as Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. It is a popular indoor foliage option for your container garden ideas and inspiration. It is colorful and easy to care for. Sansevieria is available in many sizes and styles for you and your home.

Sansevieria tolerates low light and watering may be infrequent as you should let the soil dry between each watering. Sansevieria is one of the easiest indoor plants making it perfect for beginner gardeners because they are forgiving and tough. They are well known for their air purifying qualities.

Take a breath of fresh air and enjoy the spikes of texture and color to complete your fiesta!

For more indoor plant suggestions, find out the 5 Best Indoor Plants for Beginners and learn how to make a container garden!

fresh from florida

To best serve you, visit our store nearest you to explore our robust selection of indoor plants from Fresh from Florida®.



kalanchoe in hand painted pottery

Make your celebration complete with colorful and festive pottery! From hand-painted ceramics to terra cotta, mix and match to create a vibrant display and interesting container garden design.

cactus plants

To add texture and dimension to your Cinco de Décor and indoor container garden, use pottery adorned with adorable patterns and clean shapes. Explore the many sizes and styles of pottery available at Calloway’s and Cornelius.

orange kalanchoe



calloway's premium container potting soil

Plant with success and use Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil. Our new and improved potting soil helps your plants get the best start for healthier, continued growth. Container gardens tend to dry out quickly, thus you need a quality soil to help maintain the proper moisture levels. Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil contains Hydrogel, a water holding crystal, to maintain moisture in the soil for your plants to use over time.

It contains the necessary organic and beneficial ingredients including sphagnum peat moss, composted rice hulls, composted pine bark, earthworm castings, Dolomite lime, and trace elements. Plus, it is Silicon Enriched™. Adding Silicon to potting soil provides containerized plants the same benefits as those grown in the earth’s soil. Silicon has been found to improve drought tolerance, delay wilting, and to help increase stem strength in some crops.



cinco de mayo display close up

At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have convenient ways to shop for your indoor garden! To best serve you, shop our open-air stores or shop online for Curbside Pickup or delivery!

Stop by today and explore the beautiful selection of indoor plants and pottery for your fiesta! Have questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; they are here to help!

close up of cinco de mayo display

*Please Note: indoor plant and pottery availability may vary by store location.