Succulent Shell Planter Ideas & Tips

Bring life and color to the home with gorgeous succulent seashell planters.

clam shell succulent planter on mantel
Large Clam Shells make great planters. But as you will see, a lot of shells can be used as a vessel for succulents. Via Centsational Girl.

succulent shell planter
Succulents like good drainage and sandy soil. So make sure to provide some pebbles on the bottom of the shell. Also, avoid watering the leaves. Seen at Better Homes and Garden. You will find more tips on how to care for your succulent shell planters at the end of this post. You can also use faux succulents to create your display.

Assorted Faux Succulent Plants

tiny shell planters
Laura Lavender shows that tiny shells can make darling planters.

whelk shell succulent planter
Large shell succulent planter idea from OiOi Me Design.

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Using Shells for Succulents

Succulent Arrangement in Shell Planter

A large shell is filled with tiny pebbles and succulents. Via Better Homes and Gardens.

succulent clam
And a beautiful succulent shell by Camille Beehler Landscape Design.

Here are some tips to help you care for your succulents: 

Succulents thrive in bright light. 
So place your succulent shell planter in a bright spot. Some succulents tolerate direct sunlight. 

Succulents are drought-tolerant. 
Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Avoid letting water sit in the rosettes of the plants, as this can lead to rot. Water the soil directly instead. 

Use well-draining soil specifically formulated for succulents. Good drainage is crucial to prevent root rot.You can create your own succulent soil mix by combining potting soil with perlite or coarse sand to improve drainage. Repot succulents when they outgrow their containers or when the soil becomes depleted of nutrients. 

Feed your succulents with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Diluted the fertilizer to half strength during their growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the dormant season (fall and winter) when growth slows down. 

Promote healthy growth. 
Remove dead or wilted leaves. This not only promotes healthy growth but also helps prevent pests. Prune leggy or overgrown succulents to encourage a more compact growth habit.

Have fun experimenting with different arrangements and styles to create a unique and charming display!