Succulent Planter Box.

P1070103 (Medium)

So I had all these cacti that I picked up for a incredible steal… Most were priced at $1. Ok, so I have all these wonderful happy plants…. What do I do with them?  Plant them in something! Quick.. Before they die.

Well, I had no containers large enough to plant all of them into. Solution you ask? Build a box.  To the hardware store I go… The box is built out of 1×6’s. I bought 1.  I placed all the plants out and decided the correct size.  Started cutting, 3 sides and ran out of wood. Back to the store!  Got the last piece of wood cut and all assembled.  I used 2 little pieces to make legs…. Used some clear spar urethane with UV protection to try and lock in the look of the wood.  We shall see how it holds up. Built the box 7-23-13 planted the box 7-24-13.

Plants used:

Opuntia ‘Baby Rita

Agave Stricta

Cotyledon ‘White Sprite

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis ‘Mezoo Trailing Red

Seneci radicans ‘glauca

Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata

Agave angustifolia ‘Variegata

Echeveria ‘Lotus

Crassula argentea ‘Gollum’

rhipsalis pilocarpa- Cuttings will see if they root.


Rocks and random sedum/succulents thrown into the mix as well.

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