How To Plant Succulents In Strawberry Planter

A terrific approach to give each succulent its own particular space in a planter is to display a variety of succulents, such in this DIY Succulent Strawberry Planter.

Check out my shopping guide for succulents if you share my passion for these plants. It provides information on what to look for, what to avoid, and where to buy succulent plants.

Strawberry planters are my favorite. For plants that produce offshoots, the side pockets are ideal. Each tiny “baby can construct their own small house by fitting into the protruding pockets.

They are ideal for spider plants, strawberry begonias, strawberry plants, of course, and strawberry plants. I’m turning mine into a succulent strawberry planter right now.

How should a succulent be placed inside a glass container?

Fill the jar’s base with potting soil.

  • Fill the glass jars’ bases with potting soil once they have been cleaned and dried.
  • Succulents should be taken out of their plastic containers and placed in the glass jar.
  • To prevent the succulent from moving around, fill the remaining space in the jar with potting soil.

How deeply should succulents be planted?

You can add additives to up to three-fourths of your succulent plant soil. Pumice has been used alone in some tests with successful outcomes, however this is in the Philippines, where regular watering is required. Those of us who live in less ideal climates might need to try new things.

Along with coconut coir, pumice, perlite, and Turface, coarse sand is frequently employed (a volcanic product sold as a soil conditioner). For this project, use Turface, and purchase the medium-sized stones. For outdoor succulent beds, expanded shale is used to improve the soil.

Additionally, pumice is a component of the intriguing product Dry Stall Horse Bedding. Some people use this directly into the ground when making a bed for a succulent garden. This product should not be confused with another one named Stall Dry.

Although river rock is occasionally added to the soil, it is more frequently used as a top dressing or decorative element in your garden beds. As an amendment or mulch, horticultural grit or a variant is utilized, just as aquarium gravel.

Consider the layout and have a plan when setting up a succulent garden bed, but be flexible once you start planting. While some sources advise preparing the soil three inches (8 cm) deep, others advise doing so at least six to eight inches (15 to 20 cm) down. When adding outdoor succulent soil to your bed, the deeper, the better.

Create hills and slopes where you can plant various specimens. Elevated planting not only provides your garden bed a unique aspect, but it also elevates the roots of your cacti and succulents even more.


Choose a pot that is just big enough for the plant to grow in, but not too big. The circumference of the appropriate pot is 5–10% greater than the size of the plant. Choose pots with a maximum excess space around the sides of an inch or two. The delicate roots will spread if the pot is too big before the plant has a chance to develop. There won’t be any room for the roots to spread in a pot that is too tiny.


The ideal pot should not only complement your style and decor but also the physical properties of the plant. Tall pots look excellent with upright-growing succulents, like aloe. Low-growing cultivars, like Echeveria, look fantastic in little pots. Not to mention spillers with trailing growth tendencies like String of Pearls. Spillers in shallow pots or hanging plants look fantastic and grow well.


There are many different types of materials for pots. The most prevalent materials are wood, terracotta, metal, ceramic, and resin. Terracotta or ceramic pots work best for succulent plants. Both of these materials allow for proper air and water circulation because they are both breathable. Just keep in mind that both ceramic and terracotta are weighty, especially after adding soil and plants.

Pick resin or plastic pots for larger plants, especially ones you plan to move around. Your back will thank you for using those lighter pots as you move or reposition plants.


Before you plant and cultivate succulents, the most important thing to understand is that they don’t like a lot of water. Even before you develop a watering schedule, this is relevant. Without adequate drainage, water that accumulates at the bottom of a container without anywhere to go may cause root rot in your succulent.

The ideal pots for succulents, regardless of design, are planters with drainage holes in the bottom. Since many succulent planters lack drainage holes, you can use any of them as long as you keep in mind to water succulents sparingly and keep an eye on them frequently.

Other plants that I can grow in a strawberry planter

Yes, you can grow strawberries in strawberry pots, but you can also grow annual flowers, herbs, and vines in them.

Whatever you plant, make sure to give it enough light, water, and a high-quality potting soil.

Particularly well-suited to trailing plants that spill out the sides are strawberry pots. Make a unique planter by selecting a variety of plants.

Can strawberries be grown alongside succulents?

Are you a succulent nut like I am? I have to say that before my sister-in-law gave me some a few years ago, I didn’t know much about them, but now I can’t get enough of them!

By the way, my name is Jane, and I write a blog called Cottage at the Crossroads. Today, I’ll demonstrate how to grow succulents in a strawberry pot. In addition to growing strawberries, a strawberry pot works well for succulent cultivation. Growing out of the top and in the tiny side pockets, many varieties of succulents seem fascinating. But if you plant your succulents in this kind of pot, there is a small tip I’m going to share with you to help them develop more successfully.

One of my strawberry pots, which has been sitting outside all summer long, is shown here. I never got around to growing any summer annuals in them after removing the pansies I had grown in them the previous winter. The pot needs to be thoroughly cleaned with a weak bleach solution after you remove any old soil from it. My pot has a sizable drainage hole at the bottom, and it’s crucial that any pot you use to grow succulents has good drainage because they don’t enjoy having their feet wet.

Here’s the trick, though. Cut a length of PVC pipe measuring one inch that is almost the same height as your pot. Make some holes in the pipe, spreading them out between one and two inches. (You don’t have to be precise with the holes; just make sure the pipe has a lot of them.) You can water your succulents gently with this watering tube, and it will make sure that every plant, especially the ones in the pockets, gets enough water. Wait until you are prepared before using your watering tube.

I already had a lot of succulents that had outgrown their small pots, so I didn’t need to buy any new ones.

And I still had more that needed to be removed from this planter, where they had been for about a year. Since many of the varieties—aside from hens and chicks—have been given to me, I can’t really tell you about them all.

The dead outer leaves on some of my larger ones gave them a rather unkempt appearance.

I simply tidy up the plant by removing the dead leaves with my fingertips to make it look more appealing.

Now, the kind of soil you use to grow your succulents is crucial. You can buy specific soil blends or create your own by combining potting soil, compost, and two parts sand.

When you are prepared to plant, cover the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot with a piece of pottery, a screen, or a coffee filter. Fill the lowest apertures of the pot with dirt by scooping it in. Don’t push the watering tube all the way to the bottom; instead, place it in the middle. To stop soil from falling into the tube as you add more soil, insert a piece of paper towel into the top of the tube.

You can either wait until the dirt is completely added to the container before planting the side pockets.

Make sure the watering tube is exposed and is positioned about 1 inch above the ground. It will become hidden as these plants mature, but you will still be able to see it. You can now gently add some water via the tube to hydrate your plants.

In this image, the tube is hardly visible. Avoid overwatering succulent plants as you grow them. To check if the soil is dry, always stick your finger approximately an inch into the ground. If so, watering is necessary. With a highly diluted houseplant fertilizer, you can occasionally fertilize your plants. In the winter, they can thrive in direct sunlight, but in the summer, succulents need a little afternoon shade.

In South Carolina, I have the great fortune of being able to leave my succulents outside for virtually the whole year. Only when we anticipate a harsh freeze do I bring them inside. In the winter, I keep my succulents on the drier side so they can withstand the colder temps. I don’t know whether you’ve ever noticed, but winter sun and lower temperatures give succulents a lovely color.

What kind of plants can I grow in a strawberry pot?

These four tiny Bonnie Allstar strawberry plants were purchased by me from the Walmart Garden Center. Depending on your zone, these June-bearing plants will ripen in late spring or early summer.

Look for an everbearing type, such as Quinault strawberries, if you desire a plant that will yield berries all summer long. According to the Bonnie Plant website, both of these cultivars are great for growing in a container.

Because strawberries are perennial plants, they sleep over the winter and reappear in the spring. So, I’ve decided to store them in the garage during the coldest months of the year. Hopefully they will return the following year even bigger!

Is it possible to grow succulents in a little birdbath?

Find out how to make sure your bird bath-planted succulents will live! Get more advice on how to use succulents to make a fun design.

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I had a lot of fun last year adding succulents to my folks’ empty birdbath. We thought having succulents there instead of just the empty birdbath with occasionally unkempt water was very attractive.

However, I planted it incorrectly, and the majority of the succulents burnt up and died. Luckily, I’m really good at learning from my errors.

More succulents were added to the bird bath, and this time I made sure to position myself for success. I still advise reading the complete guide for that bird bath because it contains some excellent information.

I’ll discuss the one aspect of the original tutorial that I would change.

The time of year I planted it is actually the main issue with the previous planting. One of the warmest months of the year in Utah is July, when it was planted.

Even though these Sempervivums and Sedums can withstand considerable heat, they weren’t used to it before to planting because they had only received partial sun and no afternoon sun.

Nearly the whole day, especially the afternoon when the temperature is at its highest, the bird bath is in direct sunlight. Since the bird bath is made of metal, it heats up significantly during the day, making the succulents’ environment even hotter.

Another issue was the irregular watering. Other than from rain or human watering, the bird bath has no other way to obtain water. We neglected it and watered it no more frequently than once every week. That was far from sufficient in this particular case during the summer.

Most of the succulent plants completely perished after a few weeks as a result of warmth and dehydration. I planted succulents in my incredibly well-draining soil, which is fantastic for them 90% of the time, but due to the heat, it only stayed moist for a short while, giving the succulents little opportunity to absorb up the moisture before it dried out.

As you are aware, succulents require damp soil that will quickly dry out in order for them to grow strong roots. If you weren’t aware of that, see my page about watering.

I was aware that the succulents would adapt much more quickly to their new environment if I transplanted in the spring before the weather warmed up. Even in the full light, they wouldn’t get as hot during the day, and they would have a greater chance of developing sturdy roots.

What kind of soil is best for succulent plants?

Succulent soil is the basis for a plant’s ability to thrive, whether you are planting succulents outside or indoors. Larger soil particles are necessary for succulents to have a well-draining soil that allows water to enter quickly and drain away from the roots without compacting the soil. Use a soil test kit to verify the ideal soil for succulents and adjust the soil to a pH range of 6.0 to 6.5 before planting.

  • Succulents prefer well-draining soil and have short root systems.
  • The ideal soil is one that is nutrient-rich, loose, and rocky.
  • Use a potting mix designed specifically for succulents and cacti when planting in containers, and place the plant in a pot with drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Succulent plants could die off if their soil is too alkaline.
  • Add soil amendments to the existing soil to make it more suitable for succulents’ needs.