How-To Plant Succulents in Containers

We love succulents! They are extremely versatile and low maintenance, and not to mention, super trendy. You can plant them indoors or out, with minimal watering. Succulents come in different shapes, colors, and sizes, but they all work well together.

How-To Plant Succulents in Containers

STEP 1: Select your Succulents


Stop by our store nearest you and select your succulents. While you are hand-picking your plants, keep in mind how you want to set up your creation. Keep it interesting with different shapes and textures and complete the look with an accent color or create a focal point with a taller variety.


STEP 2: Select your Containers

Here at Calloway’s and Cornelius, we always want to offer the best products that we can find. This year, we have selected new and improved containers that are perfect for your succulents.


With different styles, colors, shapes, and more, you will find the container (or containers) that suites you the best.

Most importantly, choose a container that has a drainage hole. It is crucial that your succulents and their soil have proper drainage because succulents do not enjoy being over watered and the roots can began to rot. Ideally, you want the moisture to run through the soil and drain out, to keep the soil moist but not submerging your plant’s roots in water.

Step 3: Planting your Succulents

To start with, place some pebbles or charcoal for an even better drainage system at the bottom of your container.


Then, add the potting soil. Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil or Black Gold® Cactus Mix are fantastic soils for planting your succulents. They both have moisture retaining capabilities that ensure your plant’s roots get the proper soil structure and drainage while allowing you to water less.


After your soil is added, place your succulents in the container. Create a small hole in the soil for each plant and place into the soil.

Repeat this for each plant.

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Once complete, top off with moss or stones to add that something extra and complete the look. Or keep as is!


Step 4: Enjoy your Plants

succulents in containers

Have fun with all the different colors and designs on our pottery and experiment with different succulent creations and placement.

cute pottery

Adorn your space with each creation!

To learn more about planting succulents and cacti, stop by our garden series this Saturday, from 10:15am-11:00am.