Tools & Materials
Succulents (Martha used Aeonium, Crassula, Echeveria, Gasteria, Haworthia, Kalanchoe, Sedum, and Sempervivum), simplysucculents.com
12-inch wire wreath frame, topiaryartworks.com
Sphagnum moss, topiaryartworks.com
Pencil or screwdriver
Succulent Cuttings How-To
- Cut off piece of succulent 2 to 3 inches long.
- Leave cuttings out for a few days in order for them to dry and create calluses on the bottoms. New roots will grow from the stem.
Sphagnum Wreath How-To
- Place a 12-inch wire wreath frame on sphagnum moss.
- Place succulent roots into holes. Press moss around roots and secure with floral pins, if necessary. Don't bunch them too tightly as they need room to grow. The succulents will take approximately 6 months to fully grow, depending on their environment. Don't hang upright until roots have fully grown.
- To water, submerge in water for 10 minutes. Allow to dry completely between watering. Fertilize about once every 6 weeks.
Wire wreaths, sphagnum moss, and pre-stuffed wreaths can be purchased at www.topiaryartworks.com. Special thanks to the Original Living Wreath for providing a square wreath and some cuttings for the segment. Learn more about the Original Living Wreath at:
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, CA 92003
Also, special thanks to Simply Succulents for providing round wreaths that are hardy outdoors to Zone 3, which is 30 to 40 degrees below zero. Find out more about Simply Succulents at:
43785 US Highway 63
Cable, WI 54821