The gorgeous succulents would not only add to the festive spirit but would also look aesthetically pleasing at the same time.
We have spent most of this year indoors and being cautious of the COVID-19 virus, so much so that we may have not seen our loved ones. Even though the festive season is about to begin, chances are, it will just be a low-key affair this year. You can take this opportunity and make it the year you finally start new traditions.
Maybe you can start the Halloween Tree tradition and then for Christmas you can make a radical change to replace the pine tree with something else completely unique. People are really digging the idea of replacing their traditional Christmas trees with Succulent Christmas Trees.
We love Christmas and we love succulents. And if there is a trend that combines these two things you bet we are getting on board. Besides, it sounds like an amazing idea for a tropical-themed Christmas. The gorgeous succulents would not only add to the festive spirit but would also look aesthetically pleasing at the same time.
Besides, succulents also happen to be a more sustainable alternative to Christmas trees, and what can be better than that? The disposal is just as hard as procuring the tree and let's not even talk about cleaning it up afterward. Sure, a plastic tree can be reused a couple of times but they aren't the best when it comes to the end of their lifecycle.
Succulents, on the other hand, are low maintenance and succulent Christmas trees are something that has not been done before. If you are a keen succulent hoarder, then you can go ahead and make a Succulent Christmas tree yourself. You can use different types of succulents and their bursting colors ensure that they do not much decoration.
Minimal to no decor works for a succulent tree since they are already so colorful. But if you want, you can still add your own elements like tiny lights, stars, tinsel, and ornaments to add to the festive look of the succulent Christmas tree.
These succulent Christmas trees can be huge and be the centerpiece of your house. Or they can be made small and placed all around the house, maybe even in addition to the large one. Here's how you can make one at home.
These are the raw materials you will need for making the succulent Christmas tree.
1. Different types of succulents
2. A conical frame either made from foam or wire
3. Sphagnum moss
4. Succulent potting mix
5. Breathable fabric liner but it is optional
You will have to pre-soak your moss so it is moist when it is placed in the cone structure. If you do use a fabric liner, make sure it covers the cone entirely from the inside. Now, you will have to stuff the cone with the moistened moss. Make sure it fills the cone fully and let it fall out onto the pot as well as you place the cone in it. Fill the pot with succulent potting mix and spread it evenly. Now you will have to cut slits on the lining fabric and start placing your succulents in them. Start with the bigger ones and use smaller succulents to cover up gaps. Alternatively, if you used foam, you just had to stick the succulent in it. You can then add decorations like a tree-topper.
You can make it however tall or small you want. You will then have an elegant succulent Christmas tree. If not, you can always buy one on Etsy.