Succulents are a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of gardening!
Putting together an indoor succulent dish garden with your little one is a great way to spend family time. Plus, indoor gardening as a learning activity is an exercise in creative expression that also doubles as an opportunity for kid-sized lessons in botany and biology! Click here to skip down to our Party’n With Plants experience.
How to get started with succulents
Purchase the supplies and plants separately
You’ll be able to find supplies and plants for your succulent garden at your local Home Depot or your favorite local or online nursery. This is a good choice if you will be buying supplies for many succulent gardens at one time, or if you want to have extra supplies on hand for future projects.
Your (not so short) supply list, of which you’ll end up with lots of extra:
- soil or some other suitable substrate
- decorative pebbles
- miscellaneous decorations
- a container for your garden
- and of course, at least one succulent plant, to be the focal point!
Get a pre-made kit from Party’n With Plants
We recently received a fairy garden kit from Party’n With Plants, and Kid3 had a blast putting together his little succulent garden! I love these kits because they contain everything your child needs to build and decorate their very own dish garden! You don’t have to supply or buy anything to complete these fairy garden kits— each one comes with a container, the soil, a live succulent plant, as well as all the decorations you need.
Each kit is perfectly portioned to give you just enough materials and decorations to complete one succulent garden project. As a parent, that’s ideal because it means less mess and less stuff to store if this turns out to be a rare or one time activity for your family.
Our Dinosaur Garden Kit arrived quickly and was well packaged. All of our supplies were packed lovingly inside a cute gift box, and clear and easy to follow instructions were included, as well. FYI: The garden kits are super affordable, ranging in price from about $15 to $20 each, and they make the perfect gift or party activity!
Kid3’s fun little dinosaur fairy garden now sits on the kitchen windowsill. The adorable succulent it houses is currently thriving, even with minimal care. Kid3 loves checking on his garden! This experience has definitely watered the seeds of his interest in gardening and caring for plants.
Our Party’n with Plants experience was such a delight! Owner Nicole is clearly passionate about what she does, and that passion shows in the details and quality of her garden kits. For succulent gardening tips, inspiration, and eye candy, find this awesome small business on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
All the reasons why we think succulent gardening is great for families with young children
- Succulents are forgiving! That means you don’t have to have the greenest of thumbs to have a thriving garden indoor garden.
- Does the idea of pruning scare you? With succulents, not to worry! Indoor succulent dish gardens take up little space, and these plants are slow growing. That means less active upkeep and maintenance.
- As far as plants go, succulents are family-vacation friendly, and can easily go over a week without being watered— seriously!