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Succulent Rock Garden

Create a miniature landscape inside your home with a boot-tray arrangement of succulents.

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2012


For more succulent display ideas, see our Modular Succulent Planters and Bottle Terrariums.


  • Boot tray

  • Cactus soil

  • Drill

  • Tumbled-glass mulch

  • Various succulent plants


  1. Sprinkle an inch or more of well-draining cactus soil across the bottom of the tray.

  2. If your display is going outside, use an electric drill to make drainage holes every three to four inches.

  3. Top with a layer of tumbled-glass mulch, available at most garden centers, leaving room between each for the glass to shine through. Place the garden in a sunny spot, and water sparingly if indoors, only when the soil is completely dry to the touch.

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