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5 Tips for looking after your succulents

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by Simone Cleary

The Rialheim Pig Bowl in Splatter White styled by Little Succulent Co.

The Rialheim Pig Bowl in Splatter White styled by Little Succulent Co.

Little Succulent Co. started a year ago when my hobby of growing and planting succulents turned in to a small business making succulent arrangements from my home with the help from my three little girls.

Why succulents?

1.) They are super trendy.

2.) They are low maintenance and easy to care for.

3.) They look good all year round.

4.) Whether you are a green thumb or a novice gardener succulents are one of the easiest plants to care for.

5.) There are many different varieties which make for lovely succulent arrangements.

Top tips for looking after your succulents

1.) It is important that Succulents are planted in the correct soil to ensure their survival and healthy growth. The perfect combination of organic soil, pumice and sand making it well draining like Succulents need.

2.) Succulents require lots of drainage as they don’t like too much water or they may rot.

3.) Succulents are easy pleased house guests and survive indoors thanks to their special adaptations; fleshy leaves, thick stems and enlarged roots that allow plants to hoard water.

4.) When it comes to watering ‘Less is always more’. Supply your plant with a generous amount of water once a fortnight. I always recommend to gently touch the soil and if you feel it is dry then it needs a generous shower of water. If it is still moist from it’s last water. Check it again in a couple of days.

5.) Succulents love lots of sunshine to ensure they remain healthy and their colour vibrant. Succulents can be kept indoors but they require a well lit position. It’s encouraged that they are taken outdoors on sunny days.

Bespoke Succulent planters have such impact and wow factor and they make for the perfect centrepiece indoors and outdoors.

Styling tips by interior designer, Lauren Egan

Styling’s fun, right! It’s a chance to play around with nice things (my favourite things are ‘nice things’) and put them together to make it look, well, even nicer. I recently got a chance to play around from nice things from Rialheim at Design School at a shoot for The Block Shop. The brief for the shoot was pretty open: have fun and provide images that demonstrate how the products can work together, which gave me and my “Style Buddy” Laura Stanley, pretty much carte blanche on what we’d like to pair together to make styling magic (IMHO).

We immediately gravitated towards the Rialheim Humanity Face Bowl because of its versatility (it’s a plant holder! No wait: it’s a bowl! No wait: it’s a sculpture!) and it had a point of interest in its shape and form, without being that bowl at the party that’s all “Look at me! Look at me!” (those bowls are so irritating, amiright!). We used it predominantly as a planter as it’s hard to not put a plant in a pot that has a face - which if I’m honest – can sometimes look gimmicky, but as this piece is quite elegant it absolutely worked for our left of centre aesthetic.

Look, I don’t want to give the impression that Styling is as simple as ‘pick a bowl, put a plant in it’! What is made to look glamourous through the lens is balanced out by a complete lack of glamour and a good dose of chaos behind the lens. An explosion of bubblewrap, double sided tape stuck to your face, anti-gravity moon walking to avoid tripping on photography cords, and guaranteed everyone’s running around in yoga pants and sneakers. There’s an obsessional amount of tweaking – constantly moving and twisting things by millimetres, adding and removing objects to get the balance just right. But gosh, it’s a good feeling when you get that perfect shot in the bag.

Thanks Rialheim for bringing the ‘nice’ things for us to play with – we’ll be back for more!

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