Step 1: Fill a bowl of your choice with potting mix. You can use a special soil mix for succulents or create your own by mixing potting soil with sand to make it more porous (remember, succulents don't like wet roots). Step 2: Add a focal point as a centerpiece. This is usually the largest or most colorful plant.
First, go to the garden center and purchase a variety of succulents in an array colors and shapes. Blend the soil and gravel thoroughly, and moisten with water. Remove the plants from their nursery containers, and plant the largest one on one side of the pot.
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Succulents that drape over the side of the bowl look wonderful around the edges. Finally, take the remainder of your succulents and fill in the middle areas. Once all of your succulents are in place, you can fill any empty spaces with soil. If desired, cover with gravel for a clean, finished look.
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