Did you know that one of the great things about living in the Southwest is the fact that we aren’t limited to just growing flowering annuals in our pots – succulents make great alternative container plants!
Last year, I replaced all of my flowering plants with succulents and I haven’t looked back. They look great and take very minimal care, which fits into my busy life perfectly.
Recently, I visited the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and saw some great examples of potted succulents, which I thought I’d share with you…
Succulents in pot, Victoria Agave ‘Compacta’
Succulents in pot, Agave parryi ‘truncata’
Succulents in pot, Mexican Fence Post (Pachycereus marginatus)
A trio of variegated agave
Succulents in pot, ‘Blue Elf’ Aloe
As you can see, there are so many options when you decide to use succulents in containers.
Whether you live near the Desert Botanical Garden or even if you don’t – you can visit your local botanical garden for some alternative ideas for filling your containers.
Growing succulents in pot is easy – the most important thing is that they are well-drained, so it’s important to use a planting mix specially formulated for succulents.
Do you have any succulents growing in pots?