Succulents are one of the cutest, low maintenance plants I’ve known.  I first fell in love with those plants when I received them as a birthday gift some years ago.  I don’t want that beautiful bowl arrangement to go to waste, so I took care of them well.   With my fascination, I end up reading a lot of stuff on how to take care of them.  And it’s not really that hard, not like other delicate plants.

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When leaves fell off, I just leave them there, and they grow on their own. 

It was terrific seeing leaves all around, starting to have roots of their own and little shoots.  It gave me the idea of why not propagate them.  I did my homework and researched on the proper method on propagating succulents.   I bought small pots, cactus mix soil, and put in there the leaves that fell off.  After a few months, I got a small garden of beautiful succulents from the gift I received and some that I bought at the garden center.

 

My First Succulent Arrangement

I transferred some of my succulents in cute ceramics and rustic tin cans.  I took pictures and post them on my IG.  My friends loved it, and someone invited me to join their succulent lover group.  Their collections were so amazing.  Their rare succulents and cactus inspired me to make more succulent arrangements.  It was not a beauty at first, but I learned by watching vids on YouTube.

 

It gave me so much happiness and fulfillment growing these plants and creating every container.

 

Started My Business

I have my friends as my first customers.  I persuaded them instead of simple flower arrangements, why not give succulent arrangements.   They can last for a year with very low maintenance.

 

When I had built quite a number of frequenters, I received requests to why not arrange bigger ones. Some of my customers would even ask me to arrange for their gardens and rare big bowls.

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They came to love my succulent arrangement.   The used to be unloved, unnoticed, very inferior of all plants, now have their share in the limelight.  You can even see them now being used as a centerpiece, sharing the fame alongside with beautiful big flowers in the bouquet.

 

Color Combination, Trick On Making Your Own Arrangement

Succulents have a beauty of their own, and with little simple techniques, you can really make them stand out from the crowd.

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If you receive a bowl of succulent arrangement, you may grow to love it also and make another arrangement out of it.  To give you some idea and have fun with them, you can arrange your own pot based on colors, sizes, and patterns.   Succulent arrangements come in various colors and different shapes.  Don’t be afraid to experiment to make your design more interesting.

 

Who would ever believe that I’ll be able to make it as a business?  It started as a simple gift that brought me happiness.  Then, it became a hobby that enhances my creativity and cultivates the entrepreneur side of me.

 

You, too, can turn your hobby into a business if you wanted to.   All you need is to be creative and have basic business skills.

 

This Christmas, I’m putting succulent arrangements in a basket.   We will put in together beautiful plants that can serve as your centerpiece this holiday as you enjoy the feast with your family.   It can you can give as a gift that can light up any room all year round.  Just water it a few times a week and with a little trim, you can keep it the whole year through.