Pottery, Ceramic and Glass

One of the best things about succulents (apart from how easy they are to propagate) is combining them in interesting planters.


Finding cool hand made planters to put them in is an art – the exact right pot for succulents is like pairing wine with a good meal.

Some people have an eye for creating clay pots then finding the perfect plant to create that combination – it’s like the sum of the parts is more than the whole.

Other times, the plant suggests the type of pot it would like to be displayed in.

This could be something smooth (if the plant is on the craggy and textural side) or something rustic, like a rugged, textured pot if the texture of the foliage is simple and sleek.

You can fill any planter with a mix of plants, not just succulents. Make sure they take similar care and conditions.

For example, a fern and a Kalanchoe take quite different types of conditions, so combining them in the same planter wouldn’t work.

Even cacti and succulents can’t be combined on a long term basis, because of the different needs for watering, and their dormancy requirements.

See more about how many plants will combine in a certain sized planter.

Glass, pottery and ceramic pots can be purpose built, or created by drilling drainage holes in something that was never meant to be a planter.

What is your favorite?

Succulent Planter Gallery

How do you contain your succulents? Share it! Do you have a crafty way to display your collection of succulent plants, Sedum, Sempervivum or other gorgeous Drought Smart Plants? Add your favorite planter to the Gallery for inspiration and ideas.

See other Succulent Planter ideas below…

…click on the links to get inspired…


Broken Terra Cotta Pot Project
What do you do with a huge terra cotta pot that is cracked; cracks too large to hold anything major in the pot! Hmmmm…I also had numerous shards …


Carol’s Fabulous Strawberry Pot
Carol has given me permission to use her gorgeous pictures of this strawberry pot, complete with the plants spilling out of the holes in the side. …


Planting Succulents
I’ve been planting succulents for years in my garden using lots of different large containers. I love their easy care and texture they add to my garden. …


Ice Plants
Reminding me of a coral reef….ice plants blooming in a partailly buried strawberry pot….my favorite this year. Oh, Diane, very cute! These are …


Love these head planters!!! So elegant….make different ‘hair’ pieces with succulents and sedums!!
Hardy Hens and Chicks make an elegant yet funky head piece for these head planters. They are so cool paired up or individually placed around the garden …


My Kitsch’n Garden
I recycle kitschy kitchen objects into planters for my succulents. They are fun to make and fun to look at! I move them around in the garden …


Haworthia Hair
Haworthia bolusii var. blackbeardiana growing in a decorative pot that I purchased at Bach’s Cactus Nursery in Tuscon, Arizona some years ago. This Haworthia …


Mother n Daughter shoes
Ok, I know it’s been done before but I had to share my Mother and Daughter shoe gardens. Mom passed away last year and I found her old red shoes that …


New Life for 60’s Vintage Lamp
I found this old plastic lamp in my Mom’s attic when she passed away last year. Right away bells went off in my head to turn it into a planter. I removed …


Recycled Wine/Beer Bottle Planters
These bottles are so pretty, I wanted to do something pretty with them instead of throwing them away. My favorite is the large jug; people always asks …


Recycled Light Bulb Hanging Planters
I live in a very small space, so I’ve been trying to come up with low-maintenance, inexpensive, space-saving plant containers. Succulents are obviously …


Using Found Items
I love using found items to plant. This is an old tin memo/letter holder that I spray painted it blue and planted a mix of Sedum ‘Tri-Color’, sempervivum, …


Succulant Nite Light
For several years I’ve been creating planters out of things that people throw away. I consider it my way of recycling. I don’t go threw garbage. I live …


Succulant In A Bottle
For several years I’ve been creating planters out of things that people throw away. I consider it my way of recycling. I don’t go threw garbage. I live …


Succulent Brew
For several years I’ve been creating planters out of things that people throw away. I consider it my way of recycling. I don’t go threw garbage. I live …


Succulent Teacup Miniature
I make these tea cup container with Sedum and Graptoveria Succulents that I use with others as place card holders on my patio table.


Rancho Reubidoux Coil Pots
The potters art is highly underrated for planting succulents in – look at these gorgeous coil pots that make the best planters for succulent plants. …


Kiss this frog!
My husband bought me this really ugly green ceramic frog for my birthday one year, and I didn’t have the heart to tell him how much I disliked it. After …

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