4″ Succulent Ball
Step 1 – Materials or tools
- 4” sphagnum moss ball
- hen and chicks or any succulent plants
- a long nail, screw driver/chopstick, any kind of long object with a pointy tip, and tweezers
Step 2 – Soak and drain sphagnum ball
Soak moss ball in a bucket of water for a few hours, then drain until dripping stops.
Step 3 – planting from bottom using stem succulent
It will be easier to start with the bottom and side of the ball, so turn moss ball upside down using a holder to support the ball, and start planting. If taking succulents off the main plant with just a stem, make sure to allow the cut tip to dry out first (it will take a day or two), punch a hole in the ball using a nail and insert plant into the hole using a tweezers
Step 4 – top off using larger, whole plants with roots
When the bottom is finished, hang ball on a hook, then start planting the top. For the top, I used a whole succulent with roots – take off as much soil as possible, then wrap the roots with some wet moss. Use a screwdriver to make a larger hole in the ball, and gently insert into the hole.
Depending on the size of the succulents, a 4 in. ball with mainly baby and small plants, plus a few larger ones, will actually take approximately 45 to 50 plants to complete. So, that’s a lot of succulents, but I think the results are well worth it!