Perfect for the beginning gardener, succulent plants survive both drought and heat and practically take care of themselves.
You won’t find any plants better adapted for growing in pots than succulents and cactus. If you want to create a succulent container garden, choose a glazed pot, because they retain water longer, meaning less work for you. You will only need to water your succulent plants once a week, and let the soil dry out between waterings.
There are many types of succulents that do well in southern growing zones, from cactus to rose-shaped echeverias. The trick is to choose a variety of types of succulents in shapes, sizes, and textures that are right for your container. You could create a hanging basket of tall succulent plants or choose one variety in a mini pot. Because succulent plants and cactus are so hardy and forgiving, you can have a lot of fun experimenting with your garden designs. Here’s how to get started.