Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Care for Ball Jar Succulent Containers

Congratulations on the purchase of this lovely container planted with succulents.  Handmade with love for you in Carpinteria, CA.

Succulents like bright indirect light.  Because this jar does not have a drainage hole, it is very easy to over water and kill your succulents.  Succulents can survive with little water.  If you have a moisture meter, check the soil before you water.  Make sure to measure the water in a separate container first.  It probably only needs 1/4 cup of water every month.  If you have it outside and it gets full sun then water 1/4 cup every 2 weeks.  It will let you know when it needs water.  If the leaves look a little shriveled give it a 1/4 cup of water.

Handmade with love:
Each jar is lovingly hand painted with 2-3 coats of paint and sealed with varnish.  Some are faux painted and all are made to look worn and old.  Truly shabby chic!

The paint should hold up well if the jars don't get too wet.  If the plants outgrow this jar they can be cut back and repotted.  Read my blog post about growing and propagation: Growing and propagation of succulents

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. 

Warmly, Deana Rae
Deana Rae Designs 


  1. Will putting rocks in the bottom work since there is no drain holes?

    1. It really isn't necessary. I have some that were planted in June and I only water them once a month because they are kept indoors.