What better way to bring life into your mobile home than with some succulent plants? Just a few of these decorative plants can change up your home design. Even better, a whole garden of succulents in your home is a feast for the eyes. With a few tips for success, you’ll be well on your way to planting your own succulents!
A few indoor choices
While there are plenty of succulents you can grow indoors, these are some popular choices for many homeowners and a great place to start your own collection.
- Aloe vera
- Zebra plant
- Echeveria (commonly known as “Hens-and-Chicks”)
- Christmas cactus
- Snake plant
Most of these plants are good options for a collection of smaller potted plants, but if you’re looking for a larger succulent for your mobile home, snake plants usually grow fairly tall. Placed in the corner of your home or combined with smaller succulents, snake plants are stately and graceful.
What types of succulents you choose depends on the amount of sunlight in your home. If there isn’t much sunlight in your mobile home, opt for a succulent that can tolerate low light: a mother-in-law-tongue plant is a good option. Conversely, if you’re getting plenty of indoor sunlight, you generally don’t have to be picky: most succulents do well with plenty of sunlight.
If you’ve ever had a garden, you know that plants can take a little more effort than meets the eye. Succulents are no exception. While these plants are far from high-maintenance, they still need a certain amount of TLC to thrive in your home.
- First of all, when you’re purchasing a succulent for your home, do away with the pot and potting soil the plant came in. Replace that pot with one that’s larger and has a drainage hole. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t use glass jars as pots for succulents.
- Next, put a piece of mesh tape over the drainage hole in the pot in order to keep soil from escaping every time you water the plant.
- Finally, fill your pot with soil and plant a succulent. Using a specific mixture of potting soil known as “succulent soil” is one of the best ways to do this.
Like all indoor plants, your newly potted succulents need upkeep. Here are a few ways you can take care of them.
- Make sure you let the soil dry out before you water each plant. Succulents can usually go without water for a little while, but they don’t do well with too much moisture.
- Keep in mind that your succulents will need adequate exposure to sunlight as they grow. An ideal place to keep succulents that really love sunlight is in a window that gets plenty of light. Of course, if you have a succulent that prefers lower light, you won’t have to worry about this as much.
- Unfortunately, there is such a thing as too much sunlight. Alternatively, cold temperatures during the winter time can be harmful to a succulent.
- During the winter, succulents don’t need as much water as they do during the other seasons.
Indoor succulent gardens
Planning on creating an indoor succulent garden? Check out some of these ideas from others who’ve done the same. First of all, this planter stand is a graceful addition to its surroundings and has plenty of room for several different types of plants:
Space-saving and airy, this vertical planter is a DIY project that looks better than anything you could buy at the store:
This one is in an outdoor setting, but could easily be part of an indoor design. Even better, you can get as creative as you want with this one, choosing any letter, number, or shape that complements your home.
For an easy design, a simple arrangement of individual pots like this one will do. It’s also a great way to fit your succulents in your window sill where they can get enough sunlight.
Putting it all together in your mobile home
In the end, it’s all about what types of plants work best in your home. Lighting, temperature levels, and even the general aesthetic of your mobile home are all things to keep in mind. Succulents are also a great way to add to some of the summer themes you might use in your home. Pick out some summer-themed pots, set up a place for your succulents, and voila! You’re all set with some fresh summer decor!