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Video: Christmas Succulent Tree - A Unique Fir Trend
Show your creativity and think beyond the traditional Christmas tree. We've brought you lots of nifty ideas before, from paper tree to gingerbread door wreath, but this one might be the cutest one. Convince yourself with our complete tutorial that will show you how to make a succulent Christmas tree. This festive little decor has a lot of advantages, not just its unique look. So, read on to find out more.
Why bet on a succulent Christmas tree?
If you're not yet in the Christmas spirit, these succulent trees will get you there quickly. The living Christmas tree always carries a different atmosphere compared to plastic trees. In addition, it is an eco-friendly idea for a festive tree that will make you smile every time you see it. The succulent tree is small, which makes it perfect for every part of your home - the living room, hallway, dining room, and even the bedroom. Keep in mind that succulents are also the lowest maintenance houseplants. They are therefore perfect for everyone, including those who do not have a green thumb. So, do you want to know how to achieve this Insta-look fir tree with very little effort?
Which plants should you choose to make a "fir"?
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Succulents are part of a large family of species in the Succulents family. With more than six thousand species, the choice is really huge, but the most used are Echeveria and Graptopetalum paraguayense, also called "porcelain succulent". You can also get various Sedums, Aeoniums and Kalanchoes. To decorate, add a few plants-pebbles (Lithops) and small pine cones. This succulent Christmas tree requires less maintenance than a traditional tree. So, see what else you need and get ready for a unique and inspiring Christmas craft.
How to make an alternative Christmas tree from succulents?
For the manufacture of a succulent Christmas tree, you will need the following materials:
- 2 green oasis cones
- 50 assorted succulent cuttings
- 2 wooden platforms with a nail for mounting the display (a plate or saucer can also work)
- 1 poker (you can replace it with a skewer or a baguette)
- A handful of toothpicks
1. Make several holes in the oasis for your succulent stems to fit in.
2. Then arrange your plants well, starting with the larger succulents. Place them in the center of the cone first.
3. Use toothpicks to balance and secure them.
4. Place your tree on the nail of the wooden platform over a small plate or plate so that the water can run off when you water your succulent Christmas tree.
At the end, you can decorate with small themed pendants like a pine cone man or pretty corrugated cardboard decorations. Do not forget the lights that will give the final touch to your tree! A real Christmas magic that will bring the festive spirit to your home! You can use it to decorate the table or to add it to the DIY Christmas village.
How to make your Christmas tree with sphagnum moss?
If you can't find an oasis cone, there is still a way to make a succulent tree. For this technique you need the wet sphagnum moss, floral threads, a thread cutter, some U-shaped pins and of course some succulents. Take plants as small as possible, so that the moss holds them in place. Start by placing the larger succulents around the bottom of the cone and fill in the holes with smaller plants. Work your way upward, placing the smaller succulents at the tip of the cone. Add decorative foam between them, if necessary and complete with a paper Christmas star! Here ! Your festive decoration is ready and can serve you as a gift for your mother, sister or friend.
How to maintain your succulent tree?
Succulents need low, indirect lighting and only require watering every ten days or so. So, place your succulent Christmas tree near the window and it will stay alive for several months. After the holidays, you can plant your succulents in buddies to use them for an upcoming special occasion.
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