Dany: Succulents are a great way to decorate your house with something living. Zach, we’ve got some really cool presentations here. Tell us how to do this.
Zach: Yeah. First, you’re gonna start with your plant selection. We’ve got a nice selection of various succulents. We’ve got a ton more at the nursery.
Zach: But really, you wanna stick to thriller, spiller, filler.
Zach: Pick a thriller, something tall, kind of in the back or the middle. A spiller, something hanging over the edge. And then filler, just filling in that remaining space.
Zach: From there, you wanna get a really good soil, so soil appropriate for what you’re planting, which is succulents and cactus.
Dany: We want something that drains.
Zach: Drainage is key. This soil has some perlite. It’s got some lava sand, and a compost base, and even some cocoa core fibers to help retain some moisture, but not too much.
Dany: Awesome. What are these pebbles up here?
Zach: The pebbles are for finishing off your container garden.
Zach: We’ve got some rustic pea gravel here. We’ve got some more decorative glass rocks here.
Dany: Let’s go the west Texas look.
Zach: Okay. And we’ll finish it off.
Dany: Okay. It’s like mulching.
Zach: It really ties the room together.
Dany: Oh, nice. A lot of cool pots I see out there don’t have holes in the bottom.
Zach: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Dany: What do I do in that scenario?
Zach: Well, you can attempt to drill a hole in a pot.
Dany: A disaster.
Zach: Or you can put charcoal in the bottom and that will help neutralize that water that might be standing at the bottom and protect those plants.
Dany: That’s great. So charcoal can serve as a filter?
Dany: Awesome. Thank you.
Zach: Thank you.