Mini Potted Succulents Tutorial

I have to say that I’ve never been much of a gardener (maybe it’s because I don’t like to get my hands dirty) but that’s all about to change, since we are in the process of creating a beautiful rock garden using a variety of succulents – some of them even started to bloom!


(I will post more photos in the future, since our garden is still a work in progress.)

Something that I have always wanted to do, though, was to create my own little miniature cacti ‘garden’ in a pot, and I have (with some help, of course). Here I will show you how I did it.

What you will need…


  • A small to medium-sized white pot (big enough for your succulents to fit in comfortably)
  • A few succulents and cacti of your choice (try to get a variety of shapes and sizes – I went for one relatively large one and a bunch of smaller ones for some balance)
  • A hand shovel
  • Gloves (because as beautiful as they are, cacti can do some harm to your hands if you are not careful)
  • Finally, some small pebbles (you’ll need about a large handful – I used light brown pebbles)

Fill your pot with some soil (obviously, it is best to do this outside). Use enough soil, but do not go all the way to the top.

Next, plant your larger mini succulents first, followed by the smaller ones. Work gently, as they are very delicate.

And this is what you get (so far):

And now for the final touch (the pebbles, that is):

And finally, this is what the end result looks like:

These look amazing in a bright, white space. I just love the use of succulents indoors – especially in a white pot.

As you can see, I have done the same with other larger succulents. Again, the green really stands out against the crisp white.


For those of you who are interested in making your own white cement pots (unlike these but equally pretty), you can find a great tutorial here.

For more green inspiration, see our Plants Board on Pinterest (and follow us, if you haven’t already).

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