Since creating my vertical succulent garden, it has been two months.
The first two months, I left it flat, so that the succulents could root.
I can’t say it is thriving. The squirrels around here have been attacking all of our plants, and also knocking the succulent ‘babies’ off. For some reason the red-ish variety has lost its bright hue.
Unfortunately, the frame’s intricate details were washed away. I guess it was plaster, whoops! Now that it is gone, I might paint it a faint red.
The creeping plant definitely didn’t work out with these succulents. I think it required more moisture.
Things I would change;
- Use lower quality soil and fine gravel instead of planting soil. The soil I used is probably too rich in nutrients, and doesn’t provide good enough drainage.
- Use a different moss (like so) which holds colour better, even when it gets dry (which has been inevitable in this heat).
- Put drainage holes along the whole back, instead of just on the long edges.
These succulents below aren’t hanging vertically, but they sure are thriving!
This post was cross-posted to http://gwynneburgess.com/blog/2012/07/vertical-succulent-garden-part-2/