Succulent Wreath Tips and Ideas

– Posted in: Seasonal Gardening, Succulents



Do you like the succulent wreath that my friend Denise made during a wreath party at my home? To create a similar one, you’ll need about 100 cuttings, a wire wreath form, 24-gauge florist’s wire, a chopstick, and a bag of sphagnum moss. The form, moss and wire are available at any craft store. Cuttings will root right into the moss (no soil needed).


Stuff the wire form with moistened moss, then wrap the form with wire to hold everything together tightly. Add wire loops to both top and bottom of the back of the wreath so you can rotate it, when finished, 180 degrees once a month or so for balanced growth. Poke holes in the moss and insert cuttings.


Keep the wreath flat until cuttings root into the moss—about two weeks. To hang it sooner, secure the cuttings with U-shaped florist’s pins.

For more wreath-making tips and ideas ~

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Watch my YouTube video, “Plant a Cold-Hardy Succulent Wreath” featuring designer Katie Christensen.

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View the 50+ pins on my Pinterest page, Succulent Wreaths and Topiaries.

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Find photos and detailed instructions in my books, Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens.

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Take my Craftsy class, Stunning Succulent Arrangements, in which you’ll learn how to make this succulent grapevine wreath. And because you saw it here on Gardening Gone Wild, you qualify for 50% off the regular enrollment price of $40!

Debra Lee Baldwin
Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored the Timber Press bestsellers Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified. Debra is a regular contributor to Sunset and other publications, and her own half-acre garden near San Diego has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens. Debra specializes in showing how to use architectural, waterwise and easy-care succulents in a wide variety of appealing and creative applications.
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Pat November 21, 2015, 7:53 am

Beautiful ! How long will this last ? Also is it possible to keep inside? Thanks Pat.

Karyn November 22, 2015, 12:11 am

So glad to have found this article.. bought several succulent wreaths over the past few weeks and although it may seem obvious to most, never thought about rotating them regularly… thanks!!!

Rachel November 23, 2015, 6:27 pm

I love succulents! They make such pretty arrangements!


RODOLFO BARRERA OLMOS December 19, 2015, 9:58 am

I am a Colombian whose work has made environmental damage advising miners , I am creating with my students a foundation nonprofit that seeks to recover mining areas (quarries ) and parks in our poor peoples of the Colombian coast, want to work with cactus gardens and succulent , could help us with information to learn how to plant them and and care for them.

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