How to Create a Succulent Arrangement | Midwest Living

How to Create a Succulent Arrangement

A cake stand and some florists moss provide a simple foundation for this display that works great as a centerpiece.
  • Succulent centerpiece

    Create this easy centerpiece with roses and succulents. Click or tap ahead for step-by-step instructions.

  • Step 1: Gather materials

    Gather a variety of succulents and roses. We especially love the 'Black Beauty' roses, but any kind works great. 

  • Step 2: Add moss

    Next, line the surface of a footed cake stand with moistened florists moss.

  • Step 3: Soak and place florist's foam

    Soak a 3- or 4-inch cube of florists foam in water, then place it in the center of the cake stand on top of the moss. The saturated foam anchors the arrangement while keeping the flowers hydrated.

  • Step 4: Add flowers

    Trim your rose stems to 2 inches and insert into the top of the foam cube, creating a tight cluster that overlaps the edges. Tuck succulent rosettes around the foam.

  • Step 5: Continue with succulents

    Continue adding succulents until the sides of the foam cube are concealed. Cut the succulent heads as though they were flowers, making sure to anchor the stems in the foam, if necessary, so the rosettes face outward.

  • Step 6: Display your creation

    In just a few minutes, you’ll have this eye-catching display to show off indoors or outdoors.

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